FM: Iran supports efforts to resolve Ukraine crisis peacefully
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Mar 15, 2022
Tehran, IRNA -- Iranian Foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in a phone talk with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Monday night emphasized that Iran supports any diplomatic effort aimed at peaceful resolving of the Ukraine crisis.
Amirabdollahian and Kuleba in their phone talk on Ukraine crisis, exchanged views on ways to safeguard the security of diplomatic offices, how to send humanitarian aid and other issues of mutual interest.
The Iranian foreign minister elaborated on the Islamic Republic of Iran's basic stance on opposing war and the need to focus on diplomatic initiatives, and said, "Political talks, such as the recent meeting among the ministers of foreign affairs of Ukraine, Russia and Turkey in Anatolia are important, and they need to be strengthened and continued."
Amirabdollahian also referred to the roots of the Ukraine crisis, reiterating that "we are indiscriminately opposed to war in Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan and everywhere else in the world.
He also referred to Iran's forwarding of humanitarian aides for the Ukrainian refugees at Poland's border regions with Ukraine, as well as coordinating efforts with Poland for sending a team of medical doctors to assist them.
Amirabdollahian also sought his Ukrainian counterpart's assistance for a four member Iranian family caught in the war region.
Appreciating Iran's peaceful approach and being opposed to war
The Ukrainian foreign minister, for his part, appreciated Iran's peaceful approach and strong opposition to war, as well as sending humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian war refugees, emphasizing that the Ukrainian government does its best to safeguard the security of diplomatic offices.
Kuleba also emphasized that his country, too, favors ending the war and referred to his recent meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov aimed at ending the crisis.
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