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Zarif meets Chilean parliament speaker

26 August 2016 7:17

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred with Chilean Parliament Speaker Osvaldo Andrade Lara here on Thursday.

The meeting between Zarif and Andrade Lara took place at the building of the former congress in Santiago where the Iranian foreign minister conveyed warm greetings and also an invitation letter by Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani to Osvaldo Andrade.

‘Expansion of relations with Chile, especially parliamentary ties, is of importance for us and we are ready for exchange of parliamentary delegations, especially parliamentary friendship groups,’ Zarif said.

The Chilean parliament speaker, for his part, voiced his assurances that Zarif’s visit will open a new chapter in relations between the two countries.

‘Chile is a country with political pluralism, but its foreign policy and diplomacy are supported by all branches of the government; Chile will be a reliable partner for Iran,’ Osvaldo Andrade added.

He went on to say that his country is eagerly willing to broaden ties with Iran and that the Chilean parliament welcomes the improvement of relations with Iran.

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