Wednesday 22 May 2019 -
Wednesday 22 May 2019 -
"The two countries can negotiate on issues related to human rights in a completely professional atmosphere," Larijani said.
He reiterated that the cooperation on human rights can be considered from different angles.
Larijani said that the West terms Iran as violator of human rights, but does not take any stance on the human rights conditions in other countries, including some regional states, is a double-standard and unacceptable.
Galvan, for his part, pointed to the status quo of Tehran-Brasilia relations, and said, "The Brazilian government highly prioritizes broadening of its relations with Iran.”
In late October 2015, Brazilian Minster of Development, Industry and Trade Armando Monteiro in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran called for the expansion of mutual cooperation.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran as a country with ancient civilization is of special importance to Brazil and we call for the expansion of all-out ties with Iran," Monteiro said.
He pointed to the meeting between Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on September 25 and the subsequent visits of the Brazilian foreign and economy ministers to Iran, and said that these meetings and visits have resulted in the further expansion of relations between the two countries.
The Iranian foreign minister, for his part, pointed to the status quo of Iran-Brazil relations, and said, "Given its status in Latin America and BRICS (association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Brazil has always been prioritized in Iran's foreign policy."
Zarif reiterated that Iran and Brazil have extensive cooperation in various fields, including technology, biotechnology, energy and gas.
The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the recent visit of Iranian Economy Ali Tayyebnia to Brazil, and said, "The Iranian economy minister's visit to Brazil has had good results and he submitted a positive report to the pursuing cabinet meeting on his visit and we deem the recent visit of Brazil's large economic and trade delegation to Iran as highly important for identifying new capacities for enhancement of the two countries' ties."