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Ashura 2020


Iran, UAE FMs Discuss COVID-19 Crisis, Regional Developments

Iran, UAE FMs Discuss COVID-19 Crisis, Regional Developments
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By Staff, Agencies

The foreign ministers of Iran and the United Arab Emirates during a virtual meeting discussed the COVID-19 crisis and agreed to step up their cooperation against the viral infection.

In a video call during which they also exchanged greetings for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holidaySheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan told his Iranian counterpart that strengthening bilateral cooperation was important element in tackling the coronavirus, UAE state news agency WAM said.

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Sunday that it was “a very substantive, frank and friendly video conversation” on COVID-19 as well as “bilateral, regional and global situations.”

“We agreed to continue dialogue on theme of hope – especially as region faces tough challenges, and tougher choices ahead,” he wrote.

The two ministers held a telephone call in March in which Sheikh Abdullah expressed the UAE’s support for Iran during the coronavirus outbreak.