Serbian FM Nikola Selakovic on Tuesday spoke with Mahdi Safari, Iran’s deputy FM responsible for economic diplomacy, about a need to boost economic cooperation based on the friendly ties between the two countries.

Political relations between the two countries are good and characterised by friendship and mutual understanding, Selakovic said, noting that Serbia and Iran would next year mark the 85th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Selakovic said Serbia was very clearly committed to stepping up its political dialogue with Iran.

He said there was great potential for cooperation in many areas, such as the agriculture, energy, construction and tourism sectors.

Selakovic thanked Iran for its principled position on the Kosovo-Metohija issue, in particular for the unequivocal support Serbia can rely on in international organisations, the statement said.

Safari is in Belgrade for a high-level meeting commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Source: Tanjug