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Iran, Belarus call for helping stranded Iranians in Belarus-Lithuania border region

Tehran, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Belarus counterpart Vladimir Makei have agreed to help stranded Iranians along the Belarus-Lithuania border region.

In a phone call with Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei on Tuesday evening, Amirabdollahian discussed the situation of stranded Iranians in the Belarus-Lithuania border region.

Stating that the Islamic Republic of Iran has serious concerns about the situation of stranded Iranians, he called for humanitarian cooperation of Belarus consular and border officials to find and provide medical assistance to these individuals and facilitate access to them by the Iranian Embassy to return them to Iran.

Referring to the worrying news about the situation of stranded individuals that have been published online, he called for maximum cooperation of Belarus, especially the country's border guards, to help stranded Iranians in the border region.

Providing a report on the foreign ministry's efforts to identify stranded Iranians, Makei stressed Minsk's serious readiness to provide maximum assistance in this regard and to continue close contact with the Iranian embassy.

Stating that more information is needed on the location of these individuals, he assured that he would urgently re-inquire from the relevant authorities.

The two sides reiterated their will to implement the agreements made at a recent meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to further develop and deepen relations between the two states.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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