Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi in a meeting with Ecuadorian Parliament Speaker Gabriela Rivadeneira appreciated the Latin American state for its principled policies on Palestine and Syria.
“Ecuador’s principled positions on Palestine and the Syrian crisis and opposition to the foreign interference in this sensitive region are among the two countries’ (Iran and Ecuador) commonalities in area of foreign policy,” Boroujerdi said during the meeting in Quito.
He also underlined the necessity for strengthening relations between the two countries in all spheres, specially in parliamentary fields, and said expansion of ties with revolutionary countries is a priority in Iran’s foreign policy.
Rivadeneira, for her part, stressed Ecuador’s interest in broadening mutual cooperation with Iran in numerous fields, and said reciprocal visits by the two countries’ officials provide a good way for further cooperation.
The two high-ranking parliamentary officials also conferred on other major regional and international developments later in the meeting.
Iran has been seeking to broaden ties and cooperation with Latin American states, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Cuba.
Iran’s strong and rapidly growing ties with Latin America have raised eyebrows in the US and its western allies since Tehran and Latin nations have forged an alliance against the imperialist and colonialist powers and are striving hard to reinvigorate their relations with the other independent countries which pursue a line of policy independent from the US.