Jan 27, 2016, 6:16 PM
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French FM hails Iranian President's France visit

Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA -- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to France is of high important for both geopolitical and economic reasons.

In a statement Wednesday with The Associated Press ahead of Rouhani's arrival, Fabius said: 'This visit, which we hope is successful, will allow us to address the international situation and regional crises where we hope Iran can play a positive role — notably in Syria and Lebanon — and our bilateral relations, particularly economic.'
He said the nuclear accord, which France helped push through, 'opened the way to a reinforcement of our relations.'
President Hassan Rouhani left Rome for Paris on Wednesday after a three-day stay in Italy.
Italy is the first European country Iranian president paid a visit over the past 11 years.
During his stay, Rouhani met and conferred with his Italian counterpart and prime minister as well as Catholic Church leader.
Fourteen agreements on economic and commercial cooperation worth dlrs 17 billion were signed in presence of President Rouhani.
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