Raeisi: Use of active diplomacy essential to increase country’s national power

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said the use of active diplomacy is essential to increase the country’s national power.
Addressing Iran’s new ambassadors to 11 countries, President Raeisi said the government seeks to restore balance in the country’s foreign policy, emphasizing the expansion of relations with neighboring, friendly and aligned countries.
He said that foreign policy should increase the country’s national power and, in this regard, the use of active and smart diplomacy is essential.
The president referred to a recent meeting of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei with a group of Iranian Foreign Ministry officials and ambassadors, during which he explained in detail the ways to act based on the principle of dignity, wisdom and expediency.
“Dignity in foreign policy means negation of the diplomacy of imploring,” the Leader said in the meeting.
The Leader underlined that Iranian diplomats and envoys should never pin their hopes on a specific political figure, and get carried away by others’ comments and actions.
“Dignity means we should not put absolute trust in others, but rather rely on our own principles,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Pointing to Iran’s capacities for cooperation with many countries, Raeisi urged the envoys to do their utmost to use the country’s capacities in order to expand sustainable economic and commercial relations with other countries.
He also called on the new ambassadors to use the capacities of regional organizations and unions in order to expand cooperation and relations with other countries.
President Raeisi also congratulated Iran’s new ambassadors to Finland, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Armenia, Turkey, Mauritania, Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, Australia, the Philippines and Sweden at the beginning of their missions, and wished them success.
A recent rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia has helped the countries in the Middle East region to put aside their differences and make efforts in order to expand their relations.
Following several days of intensive negotiations in China’s capital, Beijing, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed on March 10 to resume their diplomatic ties and reopen their embassies within two months.
Iran has given priority to expansion of relations with countries in the region and the new détente between Tehran and Riyadh will certainly help Iran to expand its relations with the regional countries, especially in the field of economy.


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