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Iran favors sustainable peace, stability for global community: Ebtekar

Beijing, Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar said on Thursday that despite the problems created by the US, Iran has proved by fighting Daesh and terrorist groups that it favors sustainable peace and stability for itself, neighboring states and the global community.

Ebtekar, who is in Tokyo to attend the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Tokyo, addressed the meeting, saying, Iranian people have proved over the past 40 years that they are ready to pay for safeguarding national identity, territorial integrity, freedom, independence and Islamic establishment.

Enlisting major and constructive achievements of the Islamic Revolution in the fields of education, research, health, economy and trade, strengthening family, participation in political and social affairs, sports, culture and communications, Ebtekar said that the Iranian women managed to play crucial roles in all the fields.

Establishing peace and security in the region is the first priority of Iran's foreign policy, she said, noting that maintaining regional peace and security is more important for Iran and its neighbors than other countries.

Noting that Japanese President Abe Shinzo's historic visit to Iran took place at a sensitive juncture, she reiterated that Abe was messenger of peace and friendship.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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