Iran and the United Arab Emirates, countries that initially faced the conflict in the region, held an unusual meeting on Saturday to discuss their mutual efforts and the potential for cooperation against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Emirates are considered allies of Saudi Arabia, Iran’s main regional enemy, although they do not always match the Arab Kingdom, as they did in Yemen, where they supported the Suryemen separatists supported by Saudi Arabia against the government.
Regarding the pandemic, key diplomatic leaders, Foreign Minister Abdulá bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Iranian Mohammad Yavad Zarif exchanged greetings “at the Muslim Eid al Adha festival” before exchanging information about their plans. Containment.
At the end of the meeting, the two countries committed to working together to “mitigate the effects of the pandemic,” said the official Emirates news agency WAM.
Iran has registered more than 300,000 cases and 17,000 coronavirus deaths, while the Emirates has exceeded the thresholds of 60,000 cases and 350 deaths.