Iran, Norway FMs discuss Syria, Afghanistan
Iranian and Norwegian foreign ministers in New York on Tuesday discussed avenues for promoting Tehran-Oslo ties and regional and international issues including the situation facing Syria and Afghanistan, IRNA reported.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Ali Akbar Salehi referred to the historical record of bilateral ties and described Iran and EU as major trade partners and complementary to each other's economy.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, for his part, expressed pleasure with clear talks between Tehran and Oslo and described Norway as an independent country and Iran as a civilized nation with an ancient history.
He hailed Iran's giving refuge to millions of Afghans and the extensive campaign against drug smuggling from Afghanistan to Europe. Iran has lost hundreds of police officers in the fighting with drug traffickers to Europe.
The two foreign ministers called for regular talks to be held between Tehran and Oslo emphasizing the positive impact of consultations at senior officials level.