Ukraine’s First Vice-Prime Minister, Stepan Kubiv, who is also the country’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade, held talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran Front Page reports.

During the Saturday meeting, Zarif stated that Ukraine is one of Iran’s old friends and the two countries have to work together to remove barriers to boosting bilateral relations.

“We need to take major steps in the field of banking relations,” Zarif added.

The Iranian foreign minister also referred to the meeting of Tehran-Kyiv Joint Commission, and described it as an appropriate measure to develop ties.

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He also added that Ukraine is interested in improving ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran in various fields.

“We are ready to develop bilateral cooperation in the United Nations. We are also prepared to work with Iran in different fields including economy, investment, science, research, and education.”