Ali Akbar Velayati made the remarks in a meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer in Tehran.
During the meeting, Velayati noted that Iran’s effective role on regional developments, voicing hope and resolve to expand cooperation with the ICRC.
He pointed to the dire situation in Yemen and Syria, and called on the ICRC to take effective measures in prevention of war and violence in these countries, particularly the violence against children and women.
The ICRC president, for his part, highlighted Iran’s effective role on creating convergence among regional countries and establishing peace across the Middle East.
“We have had good relations with Iran since a long time ago, and the relations continue to go strong,” he said.
“Iran has had a major role in development of the region,” he added.
Peter Maurer went on to add, “Developing relations with Iran requires closer cooperation and Iran’s more active role in establishing peace in the region.”
The ICRC president further welcomed any effort for expanding cooperation with Iran.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland, and a three-time Nobel Prize Laureate. State parties (signatories) to the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 (Protocol I, Protocol II) and 2005 have given the ICRC a mandate to protect victims of international and internal armed conflicts. Such victims include war wounded, prisoners, refugees, civilians, and other non-combatants.