Zarif made the remarks in a note written on his Instegram to mark Persian Gulf National Day on Sunday.
'It is believed that dialogue, contribution and cooperation help meet common interests and resolve existing crisis,' he said.
April 30 is regarded as the “Persian Gulf National Day” marking significant issues as protecting environments, economy, politics and security, he wrote in his note.
The country’s intellectuals should take the opportunity granted to help resolve existing challenges, he said.
Referring to wide-scale disorders in the Middle East region, he said Persian Gulf littoral states are facing a historical test to prove their capabilities in administrating and controlling the region through collective contribution in order to resolve disputes and change existing challenges to new opportunities in dealing with the rampant threats, he said in his note.
Political disputes and challenges should not be an impediment to pay due attention to the status of protecting the environment in this volatile region, he said, adding that regional settlers should help to turn the waterway to “Sea of Friendship”.