TEHRAN, Mar. 14 (Press Shia) – Foreign Minister Zarif voiced Iran’s readiness to cooperate with the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) for drawing new population policies given the country’s gradual aging society.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remark in a Monday meeting with the newly-appointed UNFPA Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Leila Joudane.

During the meeting, Zarif noted the good cooperation between Iran and the UNPF in the past, and called for even closer cooperation between the two sides in accordance with cultural values of Islamic countries.

“The presence of the new UNPF representative in Iran is a good opportunity for participating in current projects of the Fund and creating a good model of cooperation for other countries in the region,” he said.

Joudane, for her part, deemed her presence in Tehran a good opportunity for the continuation of cooperation between Iran and the UNPF, adding “the United Nations Population Fund supports the national strategic plan of the Islamic Republic of Iran in regard to its population policy for obtaining population opportunities for the future.”

She also stressed that there are ample opportunities for cooperation between the two sides. 

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