Iran, Portugal Discuss Mutual Cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva held a telephone conversation of Wednesday evening.

They discussed issues relating to bilateral ties between Tehran and Lisbon, as well as the cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Europe during the period that Portugal assumes the rotating presidency of the European Union.

The Iranian and Portuguese foreign ministers also expressed their views about human rights and the fight against terrorism.

Portugal will assume the six-month rotating EU Council presidency on January 1, 2021 - the fourth time Lisbon holds the role since joining the then European Economic Community in 1986.


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