Deputy FM Receives Outgoing Polish Envoy

Deputy FM Receives Outgoing Polish Envoy
Deputy FM Receives Outgoing Polish Envoy

The outgoing Polish ambassador to Tehran met with First Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi in Tehran on Monday.

In the meeting, Sarmadi praised the ambassador's efforts to help promote bilateral ties in various spheres, adding, "You were able to take great steps to boost economic relations between the two countries during your tenure," ISNA reported.  

Pointing to the increasing trend of exchanging political and economic delegations between the two countries, he expressed hope that relations will be further expanded through efforts by the embassies.  

The deputy foreign minister called Iran an "island of stability" in the Middle East and said, "Iran has always provided support to regional countries in the battle against extremism and it has paid a heavy price in this relation."

Referring to a recent shooting attack on a French satirical newspaper and a hostage taking at a Jewish market in Paris, the diplomat described the Middle East as a critical field of cooperation between Iran and Europe and said, "Fortunately, Poland and some European friends have properly understood the situation and we hope other European states come to know the real root causes of violence, extremism and terrorism which have crossed borders and become an international threat."

Juliusz J. Gojlo, for his part, expressed satisfaction with his mission in Tehran and briefed the foreign ministry official on his efforts to facilitate exchange of political and parliamentary delegations between the two countries.   

He also expressed hope that the "constructive" nuclear negotiations between Iran and the major powers which are being held on the basis of international legal principles would achieve a positive result to help pave the way for increased economic ties between Iran and Poland and other EU member states.