Manila Sees Prospects for Closer Coop.

Manila Sees Prospects for Closer Coop.  Manila Sees Prospects for Closer Coop.

A Philippines’ Foreign Ministry official said the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has paved the way for greater cooperation.

Rafael Seguis, Philippines’ foreign affairs undersecretary for administration, made the statement in a Friday meeting with Iran’s Ambassador in Manila Ali Asghar Mohammadi, IRNA reported.   Pointing to the friendly relations between the two countries, Seguis hoped by implementing the agreed plans, bilateral relations will improve more than ever before.

Underlining the significant role of the Islamic Republic in helping promote regional peace and security, he said, “The government of the Philippines welcomes the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).”  

Seguis expressed readiness for the sixth joint consular meeting with Iran, which is scheduled to be held in Tehran in September, noting that he is eager to travel to Iran to participate in the event.   

The Iranian envoy said Iran’s main priority after the nuclear deal is to develop closer ties with regional and neighboring countries with a view to collaborating with them to help meet common interests and fight common threats that have imperiled the political life and economic development of regional nations.

Mohammadi voiced Iran’s interest in enhancing relations with the Philippines in various fields, noting that expansion of consular ties will facilitate economic relations between the two countries and bring the two peoples closer together.

He also hoped the upcoming consular meeting will help resolve the current problems facing the two countries’ expatriates and prisoners.