FM Receives New Ambassadors

FM Receives New Ambassadors  FM Receives New Ambassadors

In separate meetings on Saturday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif received the newly appointed ambassadors of Bulgaria, Brunei, and Armenia who submitted the copies of their credentials to the minister.

In the meeting with Bulgarian Ambassador Hristo Polendakov, Zarif stressed expansion of bilateral cooperation in political, economic, cultural and parliamentary spheres, among other areas, IRNA reported. Pointing out that numerous potential areas are available for promoting mutual relations, he said the two countries have the will to utilize this potential.

Referring to the long history of Iran-Bulgaria relations as a "reliable asset", he hoped that during the term of new Sofia's ambassador, the best use is made of the capacities for enhancing bilateral, regional, and international collaboration in the fields of mutual interest.

Polendakov, for his part, welcomed expansion of ties between the two countries and said he will try to help improve relations with Iran in all aspects during his mission.

Elsewhere, in a meeting with Brunei's Ambassador Abdul Samad Metasan, Zarif said, "As two member states of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), cooperation between Iran and Brunei can be defined and improved within an international framework."

Pointing to the economic capacities in the two countries, the minister said increased Bruneian investment in Iran will help boost bilateral economic ties.

Brunei's ambassador, for his part, said he was "honored" to start his tenure as envoy to Tehran.

Zarif also met the Armenia ambassador, who congratulated him on the framework nuclear accord achieved in the most recent round of nuclear talks with the major powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

The Armenian diplomat, Artashes Tumanyan, expressed readiness to take measures to help strengthen economic relations with Iran.