TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran's deputy foreign minister said Sunday Lakhdar Brahimi, the new joint special envoy of United Nations (UN) and the Arab League (AL) to Syria, is expected to visit the Iranian capital of Tehran in the near future, Press TV reported.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Oceania Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said that Brahimi plans to visit Iran after his trip to Syria.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi expressed Tehran's readiness to assist Brahimi in his mission to restore peace in Syria, Press TV said Sunday.
In a phone conversation with Brahimi on Saturday, Salehi said Iran is looking for a peaceful Syria-Syria solution without the interference of other countries, said the report.
Brahimi, for his part, stressed the importance of Iran's " positive" role in Syria's developments, saying the political approach to the Syrian crisis was the only solution to settle it, according to Press TV.
The special envoy also expressed hope that all concerned parties would cooperate to restore peace and security in Syria and stability in the region.