TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau is going to visit Iran for talks on a series of bilateral and international issues, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday that the senior Polish diplomat will hold meetings with a number of high-ranking Iranian officials, including Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, during his two-day stay in Tehran.
In the upcoming ministerial meeting, a broad range of bilateral, regional and international issues will be discussed, Khatibzadeh said.
He also noted that participation in a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the entry of Polish refugees into Iran will be on the agenda of the upcoming visit by Poland’s foreign minister.
During World War II in 1942, approximately 120,000 Polish refugees arrived in Iran. The refugees were part of a larger exodus of between 320,000 to a million Polish evacuees who were forced out of Poland by the Soviet Union.
The Poles entered Iran from the port city of Anzali on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea.
The Polish refugees launched a radio station and published newspapers in their mother tongue in Iran. They entered Iran’s art scene and, as with other waves of immigration, their food appeared on the menus of their host communities. The pierogi, a Polish dumpling, is still very common in Iran.