( IRNA ) - Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in Managua Sunday Iranian and Nicaraguan officials stress justice-seeking as a means to improve their nations' welfare and develop their countries.
"Justice-seeking is the common motto of the Iranian and Nicaraguan senior officials," Mottaki, who is currently on a tour of Latin America, said in a meeting with the Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.
"It will make us more determined to boost cooperation," he said.
He added, "A visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Nicaragua in January, 2007 prepared appropriate grounds for expansion of mutual ties.
"My visit to Managua is also aimed to speed up implementation of agreements already reached between the two countries' presidents and to put in action new plans and potentials."
The foreign minister stressed Iran currently has very good ties with all Latin American states.
During his trip, the sides reached agreements in the fields of agriculture, water, electricity, energy, investment and implementation of various projects in Nicaragua, which would become operational during a visit to Tehran of Ortega in the future.
Ortega, for his part, said during Ahmadinejad's visit to Managua, the sides agreed to bolster economic and industrial cooperation and fight against poverty and hunger, a legacy left by arrogance in Latin American states.
He termed Mottaki's Latin American tour as a trip of peace and friendship and said promotion of justice within frameworks of economic cooperation and development of Latin American countries are the main goals of the Iranian officials' visits.
Iran's policy is based on peace and justice-seeking, he said, adding Iran is the biggest victim of terrorism.
He stressed that his country has always supported Iran and would continue to do in the future.