No country is as important to Iran as Azerbaijan, a prominent Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday.
Speaking to Trend News Agency, Iranian MP and National Security and Foreign Policy Committee spokesman Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini said Iran’s new government attaches special importance to neighboring countries, particularly Azerbaijan.
The spokesman added that after the new government came to power in Iran last August, a number of meetings were held between officials of the two countries, including on the presidential level.
“The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working to remove all obstacles to strengthening relations between the two countries. In this regard, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian submitted a special report to the Iranian parliament on strengthening relations, and steps are being taken in accordance with this report,” he said.
The MP also noted that one of the tasks of the Iranian Oil Ministry is to establish relations with Azerbaijan in the oil sector.