News | April 12, 2017

Iran's Perspective on Future Relations with Its Neighbors

A roundtable discussion with Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour.

The EastWest Institute’s Brussels Center hosted Dr. Seyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Deputy Foreign Minister for Research and Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran and President of the Iranian Institute of Political and International Studies (IPIS), at a roundtable on “Iran's Perspective on Future Relations with Its Neighbors” on April 4, 2017.

Participants attended from Brussels-based European institutions, academia, and think tanks. Dr. Sajjadpour outlined the principles of Iranian relations with its neighboring states and focused on the question of how and in which terms these can be understood, explaining the multidimensionality of the Islamic Republic’s relationships with its neighbors and stating the need of realistic assumptions on Iranian foreign policy. Dr. Sajjadpour’s presentation was followed by a Q&A session focusing on potential areas of further regional and global cooperation as well as the Iranian view on regional conflicts and the country’s bilateral relationship.

Click here to read Sajjadpour's last visit to EWI's Brussels Center in 2014.