Ukraine’s ambassador to Iran underlined his country’s willingness to enhance bilateral collaborations with the Islamic Republic, stressing that there are no barriers to establishment of bilateral strategic ties. Kiev attaches significance to its ties with Tehran, stressing that no third party can affect the relations: “We are ready to welcome Iranian officials at any level in Ukraine”, he stated. Last month, Iran’s ambassador to Ukraine also highlighted the ample opportunities available for enhanced cooperation between the two countries. The envoy further highlighted his country’s capacities in different fields as ship-building and aerospace industries and said Ukraine can help Iran in aerospace industries while the Islamic Republic can guarantee Ukraine’s energy security. (In March 2016, Tehran and Kiev inked a memorandum of understating for the expansion of economic cooperation in various fields).