Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed on Monday his hopes to develop bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He expressed this position in a letter of gratitude to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in reply to a congratulatory cable the latter had sent him on his election as president.
In his message, Raisi hoped to develop bilateral relations with the UAE, especially in the economic field, citing the huge potential that both countries enjoy, the UAE’s WAM news agency said on Monday.
He also wished Sheikh Khalifa good health, as well as further development and prosperity to the UAE and its people.
In June, Sheikh Khalifa had sent a cable of congratulations to Raisi on winning the presidential election.
Similar messages of congratulations were sent by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The UAE had later dispatched Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, to the Iranian capital, Tehran, to congratulate Raisi on assuming office in August.