Jan 27, 2016, 2:32 PM
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Rouhani: Tehran-Rome economic co-op to benefit whole region

Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA - President Hassan Rouhani said expansion of Tehran-Rome economic cooperation would benefit not only Iran, but the whole region.

Speaking in a press conference at the end of his visit to Italy, President Rouhani said Iran has several plans for fostering economic relations with Italy.

Pointing to the implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOَA), President Rouhani reiterated, he said without doubt a positive atmosphere would be created for expansion of Iran and Europe cooperation.

'The ice for boosting mutual cooperation between Iran and Europe is melting,' he added.

The Iranian President, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Rome, Italy, on Monday to hold talks with top Italian officials on various international and bilateral issues.

President Rouhani also met with Pope Francis in the Vatican City on Tuesday.

Rouhani left Italy for an official visit to France on Wednesday morning as the last leg of his tour of Europe.