Iran and Brazil look for the improvement of bilateral ties eagerly
To the dismay of current US administration and some conservative sectors in the region, Iran continues to improve relations with Latin American countries. To the already cultivated bilateral relations with Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Ecuador, Tehran now eyes for the improvement of links with Brazil. Both countries have held similar political stands in the past at International organisations and conferences. Now and during the official visit of Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorin, the point was made rather clear. The "expansion of ties with Iran as a priority in Brazilian foreign policy." Duirng a meeting with Minister Amorin and a business delegation, "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday said there are no barriers to expansion of ties with Brazil."
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says Latin America, Brazil in particular, is of foremost significance in Iran's foreign policy. “Iran affords South America major priority in its foreign policy and Brazil enjoys a special position in this respect,” Mottaki stated in Tehran on Saturday. He made the remark in a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim. As to Brazil's international positions, the Iranian foreign minister said that Tehran and Brasilia generally share the same interests in numerous global matters which can be used as potential for bilateral consultations. Amorim, for his part, described expansion of ties with Iran as a priority in Brazilian foreign policy. He also referred to his meeting with Mottaki as a 'turning point' in Brazil-Iran relations and expected the visits by the two nations' presidents will bring ties to a new level. "We can turn our relations from merely trade into cooperation in the fields of science, industry, technology and culture. Iran has an ancient civilization which needs to be introduced to Brazilians,” the senior Brazilian diplomat said. Amorim also underlined the need to hold a joint economic commission. “Such a commission provides a basis to expand bilateral relations, hold meetings between the two countries' presidents and finalize mutual agreements,” the Brazilian minister commented. MP/HAR, Original source at PressTV
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday said there are no barriers to expansion of ties with Brazil. “Iran is pleased with the prudence and wisdom of Latin American leaders, especially your president, in promoting unity among the regional countries,“ the president said in a meeting with the visiting Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, ISNA reported. Emphasizing that global conditions are changing, the chief executive noted, “The (political) systems in the world are on the decline, and we should help each other and work for establishing a new (political) order. To get rid of the effects of economic and cultural colonialism in our countries we need stability cooperation and effective endeavors to curb poverty and promote sustainable peace.“ He underscored that in the new political system relations among governments should be based on friendship and justice. “New conditions demand Iran and Brazil work for strong and constructive bilateral ties.“ He thanked Brazilian President Luiz Lula Da Silva for his message and expressed hope that his visit to Iran in the near future would further help build friendship between the two nations. Amorim, for his part, voiced the willingness of his government and nation for further bolster relations with the Islamic state.
Referring to the global changes, he said, “We should think about changing the political and economic configuration of the world. The important point is that two great and developing countries expand relations under the new conditions.“ The Brazilian official added, “In my visit a group of Brazilian businesses are accompanying me and this shows the political will of high-ranking Brazilian officials to foster ties with Iran.“