In a meeting with a visiting Croatian delegation, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian stated that Tehran has no restrictions in developing relations with Zagreb.
In a meeting conducted in Tehran on Saturday, Amirabdollahian said that the Iranian and Croatian parliaments play an essential role in fostering bilateral ties.
Zlatko Hasanbegovic, the chairman of the Croatia-Iran parliamentary friendship group, and members of the Croatian delegation were also present at the meeting.
The Iranian foreign minister expressed his hope that the fifth edition of the joint economic commission will take place soon, citing the importance of increasing trade exchange levels.
Amirabdollahian also discussed the current state of talks on lifting anti-Iran sanctions. Hasanbegovic, for one, believes Zagreb and Tehran share significant cultural similarities that may lead to a cultural cooperation pact.
He then praised Iran for being the first Asian country to acknowledge Croatia’s independence. Iranian and Croatian officials have voiced a desire to strengthen bilateral ties in recent months.