Iran to enhance relations with EU, regional, Islamic states: FM

17:08, March 30, 2011      

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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Wednesday that the Islamic Republic aims to enhance relations with regional and Islamic countries as well as the European Union (EU) members states in the new Iranian calendar year started on March 21, the official IRNA news agency reported.

There has, recently, been some "good efforts" to enhance relations with the neighboring states, Islamic world and EU, Salehi said.

Of course, there are some challenges to this end, but Iran is planning to overcome these difficulties, Salehi was quoted as saying without further elaboration.

About ongoing changes in the region and Iran's foreign policy in this regard, Salehi said that Iran's Foreign Ministry is to develop a program on the basis of the new developments in the Middle East region and this program will benefit both the Islamic Republic and the Islamic nations.

Source: Xinhua
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