UAE foreign minister calls Iranian counterpart

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed spoke to Hossein Amir Abdullahian about regional issues

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, congratulated Iran's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdullahian, on his appointment. Photo: WAM
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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, called Iran's newly appointed foreign minister on Friday.

During the phone conversation, Sheikh Abdullah wished Hossein Amir Abdullahian success in his new job, state news agency WAM said.

He referred to the relations between the people of the two countries and underlined the UAE's keenness to foster international co-operation against common challenges, in a way that will serve the aspirations for stability and development and achieve progress and prosperity of the communities, Wam reported.

Mr Abdullahian said he hoped to enhance co-operation between the two states.

A career diplomat and politician, Mr Abdullahian was appointed on August 25, after Ebrahim Raisi won the Iranian presidential election on June 18.

Mr Abdullahian was formerly the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs from 2011 to 2016.

Updated: September 10, 2021, 9:13 AM