Taking to IRNA, Soleymani added Iran and Azerbaijan have held positive and fruitful talks on the sea's affairs so far which he hoped would bear fruits for the two sides.
He assessed ties between Iran and Azerbaijan as growing and said, "The two countries' statesmen have established broad relations at various levels based on mutual respect.
"Minor issues exist in Tehran-Baku ties which will be settled through negotiation."
The Iranian ambassador noted that Azerbaijan president will pay an official visit to Iran on January 24, saying the visit would lead to expansion of mutual relations in various fields.
Soleymani stated Tehran and Baku will sign various documents on cultural, economic, scientific and transit cooperation and will hold talks on key bilateral, regional and international issues.
He added the Azeri president will also visit the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz.
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