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 Political Relations between Iran and Uruguay

The political relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Uruguay were formally established after the preliminary talks in April 1983. The Uruguayan Embassy opened in Tehran in 1983, and the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy in Montevideo set up in 1990.

      Iran and Uruguay relations have been based on stability and tranquility since its inception and has continued in the context of economic cooperation.

      Over the past years, with regard to Uruguay's relatively independent status on international issues, the two countries have supported positions and nominees at the level of international organizations and international organizations.

      In Uruguay, except for the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, no Iranian institution or organization is active and the number of Iranian residents in this country is estimated to be about 40 people.

The latest developments in relations between the two countries

In March 2016, Mr. Danesh Yazdi, the deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in a trip to Uruguay, met with his Uruguayan counterpart and discussed bilateral relations and various international issues.

      In April 2016, Raúl Sendic, vice president of the Republic of Uruguay, met with the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the head of a high-ranking political and economic council and met with the President, Vice-President, Speaker of the Parliament, Foreign Minister, and some of Iran's chief economic officials. The trip created a new atmosphere in the friendly and traditional relations between the two countries.

      In the second half of 2016, the Iranian-Uruguay parliamentary friendship group was formed in the two countries and its members were identified.

      Also, the Iranian side offered documents on various political, economic, and cultural issues to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The documents will be placed on the agenda of the Sixth Joint Commission of the two countries in Montevideo in the second half of 2017.

       On March 25, 2017, Mr. Abolfazl Pasandideh, the new ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, succeeded Mr. Safar Ali Eslamian Koopaie, the former ambassador of Montevideo, and on June 28, 1396, he presented his credentials to Mr. Tabari Vasquez, the president of Uruguay. 

      Also, Mr. Carlos Sgarbi Von Stein Mine, the new Ambassador of Uruguay, who succeeded Mr. Juan Carlos Okheda, the former ambassador, transmitted his credentials to Dr. Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran on June 25, 2017. He also presented his credentials to Mr. Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on August 16, 1396.

      Mr. Rafael Michelini, Senator of the Uruguayan Parliamentary Assembly and Deputy Director of the International Socialist Organization, traveled to Tehran on August 5, 1396, as Special Envoy to Mr. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay to attend the inauguration ceremony of Dr. Rouhani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony, he met with Dr. Abdolreza Azizi, head of the Iranian-Uruguay Parliamentary Friendship Group, and some of Iran's political and economic officials.

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