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Defense diplomacy essential part of Iran's foreign policy: Amir Abdollahian

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 1 September 2021 / 15:03

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed that defense diplomacy is an essential part of Iran's foreign policy.

Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with chief commander of the Iranian Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi.

In the meeting at the Foreign Ministry, the top Army commander congratulated the new foreign minister on his post and wished him success.

Major General Mousavi said he and the armed forces under his command are ready for close and full cooperation with the Foreign Ministry to advance foreign policy goals of the Islamic Republic.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy Chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination Affairs Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and Deputy Commander of Iran's Army for intelligence affairs, Brigadier General Abbas Jafarinia.

Major General Mousavi expounded on the army's extensive efforts in regional and international arenas, air defense capabilities of the Army, and the armed forces' cooperation with health workers in the battle against the coronavirus.

For his part, Amir Abdollahian appreciated outstanding measures implemented by the Army to provide security and defend the Islamic Republic and Iranian borders. He stressed that the Foreign Ministry is fully prepared to enhance and advance defense diplomacy.

The Iranian foreign minister stressed that defense diplomacy is an essential part of Iran's foreign policy, adding that the Army's strong presence in different fields will not only ensure security, but also has a message of peace and friendship for regional nations.

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