The foundation of the development of relations between Iran and Azerbaijan is laid in such a way that there will be no change in these relations with the change of governments, the Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said.
According to Mousavi, relations between Iran and Azerbaijan have been developing in a very sincere and upward trajectory in recent years. The principled policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to maintain sincere relations with all neighbors, especially Azerbaijan.
The minister added that because there are many partnerships and ties between Iran and Azerbaijan in all areas. The main goal between the two countries is to increase trade turnover and develop economic relations.
“Serious steps have been taken to develop relations with Azerbaijan in the recent period of the government of the current Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Over the past 3-4 weeks, three Iranian ministers - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami and Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian - have visited Azerbaijan. In return, Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev also visited Iran,” he said.
The minister emphasized that one of the advantages of the relations between Azerbaijan and Iran is the transit routes of the two countries. A number of steps are being taken to develop these transit routes. With the development of transit routes, trade between the two countries is expected to increase 2-3 times. There are great prospects for trade and the economy of the two countries.
“Within the North-South corridor, Iran does not want to be satisfied with the implementation of transit routes with Azerbaijan only by land. In this regard, Iran intends to develop transit routes with Azerbaijan by rail and the Caspian Sea. Diversity is being formed in trade relations between the two countries. All this will increase both trade and transit between the two countries,” Mousavi noted.