(IRNA) - Visiting UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan here Tuesday evening stressed his country's desire to further expand ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Addressing a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki, he referred to Tehran-Abu Dhabi relations as "excellent" and called for further expansion of bilateral ties, reports Trend.
He further termed his talks with Mottaki in Tehran as "outstanding, excellent and useful."
Underscoring the importance of exchanging experiences in various fields, he called for incentives to encourage the two states' private sectors to mutually invest in each other's development projects.
Commenting on views expressed by certain members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) regarding Iran, the UAE foreign minister said member states have always considered their relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran as a great honor.
PGCC states appreciate Iran's great efforts to strengthen cooperation among Persian Gulf states, he added.
Iran and PGCC states share historical and cultural commonalities, he said, adding that all are interested to forge closer relations with Tehran in different areas, particularly in the field of energy.
He expressed hope relations between Iran and Persian Gulf states would receive a further boost in the near future.