Danish FM Sees Potential for Enhanced Relations

Danish FM Sees Potential for Enhanced RelationsDanish FM Sees Potential for Enhanced Relations

The Danish foreign minister said there is great potential for expansion of ties with Iran.     

In a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi in Copenhagen on late Wednesday, Martin Lidegaard touched on the good relationship between the two countries in the past and said, “Iran and Denmark enjoy new and various capacities for expansion of ties,” ISNA reported.

He expressed satisfaction with his last September’s visit to Iran and said he would be so pleased to meet Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his country.

The deputy foreign minister, for his part, pointed to the great potential for cooperation between the two states and noted, “The two countries should seize the opportunity to cement their relations through mutual efforts.”

Referring to the recent talks between Iran and the major powers on the Tehran’s nuclear program in Geneva, Takht-Ravanchi said “significant progress” was achieved in the latest round of negotiations, expressing hope that more positive steps would be taken in the meeting scheduled to be held next week.

In a separate development, the deputy foreign minister for Europe and American affairs conferred with his Danish  counterpart Kim Jorgensen on Thursday.

Referring to the growing regional and international challenges, he stressed the necessity of creating a mechanism for regular political consultations between the deputy foreign ministers.

He also elaborated on Iran’s stance on regional and international challenges and threats. Jorgensen, for his part, said his country seeks a prompt resolution of the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear work through negotiations, adding, “Finding a solution to Iran’s nuclear issue would be to the benefit of all countries.”

In addition, the foreign ministry official held a separate meeting with Danish Parliament Speaker Mogens Lykketoft on Friday, in which the two officials discussed a range of topics, among them, bilateral economic and political relations, regional and international challenges and the campaign against terrorism.