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FM: Iran-Sweden direct flight to help upgrade trade exchange
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian (right) and his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde (left)

New York, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said that direct flight between Tehran and Stockholm will facilitate travel between the two countries and help improve trade exchanges.

Amirabdollahian made the remarks in a meeting held on the sidelines of the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly with his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde in New York on Friday.

The current volume of trade and economic relations between Iran and Sweden is not in proper conditions, Amirabdollahian noted.

On the issue of the Yemen crisis, the foreign minister said that it does not have a military solution.

What happens in Yemen is an unequal war, he noted, adding that human crisis should be stopped through lifting the siege.

Touching upon bringing an Iranian national to court in Sweden, the foreign minister said Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) is behind this inhuman plot, noting that the court should take into consideration that documents are fabricated.

For her part, the Swedish foreign minister highlighted 400-year-old relations between the two countries and said that her country is after fostering ties with Iran.

She further recommended holding joint political commission meeting in Tehran soon.

About the Yemen crisis, she said her country in committed to halt the crisis.

Sweden is in touch with all sides and sees consultation with Iran on the issue as necessary, she noted.

At the meeting, the two foreign ministers also reviewed bilateral relations and the latest developments in Afghanistan.

Amirabdollahian flew to New York for the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on September 21-27.

On the sidelines of the event, the foreign minister held bilateral talks on various issues with different world officials.

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