Azerbaijan holds special place in Iran’s foreign policy
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 10
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Azerbaijan and Iran have common historical roots, and the countries' bilateral ties are based on friendly relations between their peoples, the Iranian deputy foreign minister and special representative for Caspian Sea affairs, Ebrahim Rahimpour told Trend on Nov. 10.
Rahimpour is on a visit to Baku, Azerbaijan.
He said this is why nothing can spoil relations between the two countries, or harm the strong friendship and relations of the peoples of Iran and Azerbaijan.
Rahimpour noted that Iran is bordered on the land with seven countries, and with eight states on the sea.
"Among the neighboring states there are very few countries that are so similar as Iran and Azerbaijan. Therefore, Azerbaijan holds its specific place among 15 countries in Iran's foreign policy. This is a special country," Rahimpour said.
He added that Iran and Azerbaijan must pay attention to the relations between the two countries to stand at a good level.
Rahimpour said it is encouraging that both countries are interested in preserving the bilateral relations at a high level, and they are able to give an adequate response to the forces wishing to spoil relations between them.
"No force can harm the friendship between our countries," the deputy foreign minister said.
Rahimpour stressed that cooperation in cultural, economic and security spheres is a priority for both parties.
"This cooperation, both bilaterally and in regional format, is a priority in ensuring the prosperity, stability and security of the two countries' peoples, and this is included in the documents and discussions, going on between them," he said.
Rahimpour said the economic, cultural, political and legal documents, as well as the two presidents' joint declaration, and the documents on Khodaafarin Bridge and border rivers will be coordinated during the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's upcoming visit to Azerbaijan.
He said eight documents from among those planned to be signed, have been agreed with the Iranian side, three of them are under discussion, and the agreement on them will also be achieved in the near future.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Azerbaijan Nov. 12.
Edited by CN