TEHRAN – Iranian government spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi said Monday that Tehran’s foreign policy focuses on neighborhood diplomacy, expressing optimism about improving relations between Iranians and their neighbors.
Bahadori Jahromi said he expected this approach to help strengthen relations between Iranian citizens and these countries, as well as between Iranian and foreign elites.
The official made the comments during a meeting with a group of foreign businessmen, experts and elites in Iran.
The conference was held on the occasion of World Refugee Day in Tehran, the Iranian capital.
Bahadori Jahromi believes that foreign intellectuals residing in Iran can help overcome the Iranophobic scheme of enemies of the Islamic Republic by portraying the nation in its true light.
He also referred to concerns that foreign residents in Iran might face, saying the administration was working diligently to overcome them.
Some of the challenges, he continued, are related to legal norms and administrative processes, while others are related to international relations.
The foreign elites present at the meeting came from Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, Spain and France, among others.