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Iranian, Brazilian Deputy FMs Hold Political Consultations

12 April 2016 9:35


Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi and Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister Jose Alfredo Graca Lima held the 9th round of political consultations between the two countries in Tehran.

At the meeting held on Monday evening, Takht Ravanchi said Latin American countries, including Brazil, have a special place in the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy.

He further stressed the need for Tehran and Brasilia to use potentials to deepen bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Iranian diplomat said reciprocal visits by high-ranking delegations from Iran and Brazil are indicative of the fact that the two sides are willing to expand ties in political, economic and cultural spheres.

Jose Alfredo Graca Lima, for his part, praised Iran’s regional role and emphasized that his country is determined to promote relations with the Islamic Republic in all areas.

Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Luiz Iecker Vieira paid a landmark visit to Iran back in September 2015 after the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Iran and the six nations (also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) on July 14, 2015 reached a lasting nuclear deal that terminated all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Tehran after taking effect on January 16.

Iran-Brazil relations date back to 1903. In 1957, they signed a cultural agreement, which came into force in 1962. The agreement marked the elevation of the Brazilian legation in Tehran to the condition of embassy.

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