Iran, Australia FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties Over Phone

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and his Australian counterpart Marise Payne spoke over the phone on Tuesday and discussed expanding and deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.

Iranian news agency Mehr reported that Amir-Abdollahian and Payne also discussed regional and other international issues.

During the phone call, Abdollahian expressed Iran’s readiness to expand cooperation with Australia in different areas, including trade and investment.

Meanwhile, Abdollahian praised the visit of the Australian Special Representative for Afghanistan to Iran, in which they had discussed issues surrounding Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

“It was a successful visit, we were able to open new areas of cooperation between the two countries that were defined in relation to Afghanistan,” Abdollahian told Payne.

In her part, Payne hoped that the two countries would be able to work closely on Afghanistan to encourage the Taliban to live up to their comments.

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