Zarif calls for deepening of ties with Mexico
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Mexicoˈs Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto de Icaza Gonzalez called for the broadening of ties between the two countries, IRNA reported.
The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the age-old relations between the two countries, and said, 'The two countries have abundant capacities for the expansion of ties.'
Zarif pointed to the two countries' cultural exchanges between the two countries, and said, 'Mexico and other countries can take part in trade exchanges with the Central Asian countries through Iran and Chabahar port provides access to Afghanistan and Central Asia in a proper way.
The Mexican deputy foreign minister, for his part, said that Mexico is willing to establish good relations with all countries, including Iran.
'We consider Iran an important regional player and hence we want continuation of dialogue and exchange of visits by the two countries delegations,' he added.
Iran has been seeking to broaden ties and cooperation with Latin American states, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Cuba, Mexico and Colombia.
Iran's strong and rapidly growing ties with Latin America have raised eyebrows in the US and its western allies since Tehran and Latin nations have forged an alliance against the imperialist and colonialist powers and are striving hard to reinvigorate their relations with the other independent countries which pursue a line of policy independent from the US.