Sep 23, 2022 06:55 UTC
  • Iran urges closer ties with Serbia

Iran's President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi called for the promotion of political and economic cooperation with Serbia.

According to Tasnim news agency, in a meeting with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, President Raeisi stressed the need to enhance political and economic cooperation between Tehran and Belgrade.

The president also described abandoning racial and sectarian approaches as the prerequisite for the establishment of peace in the world, adding, "The root cause of the past catastrophes and conflicts in the Balkans was the prevalence of racial approaches, and we hope in the new era, peace and friendship are established and the rights of all races and religions are preserved."

For his part, the Serbian president appreciated Raeisi for agreeing to meet with him, and described Serbia an independent and unique country in Europe that does not follow the West's policies.

The president of Serbia also described protecting peace in the Balkans as one of his country's policies and said, "We favor the development of relations with Iran in all political and economic fields."