Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN)– Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met with his counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and the European Union, according to the official news agency (IRNA).
The meeting on Iraq with representatives of the countries participating in the last Baghdad conference was held at the headquarters of the Iraqi mission in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Iranian Foreign Minister stated that his country “always stresses that achieving security and stability in the region needs security arrangements emanating from within the countries of the region.”
In a statement to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abdullahian said: “The history and reality of the past 100 years in the West Asian region shows that foreign variables were the main obstacle to rapprochement, and therefore the lack of sustainable development,” according to a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
Abdullahian considered the Baghdad conference an important step to support peace and development in the region, pointing out that the priority of the new Iranian government is to strengthen and develop relations with neighboring countries and the region.