Jan 29, 2016, 4:24 PM
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Ireland to reopen embassy in Tehran soon

London, Jan 29, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador to Dublin Javad Kachou'ian said that Iran-Ireland ties will improve in the wake of removal of anti-Iran sanctions, quoting a senior Ireland parliamentary official saying that Ireland will reopen its embassy in Tehran soon.

Talking to IRNA on Friday, he added that President Hassan Rouhani's foreign policy with a priority of constructive interaction with the world on the basis of mutual respect and active and intelligent diplomacy has promoted Iran's status in the international scene.
In the past year leading up to nuclear talks between Iran and Group 5+1, Iran-Ireland ties were at satisfactory levels and they exchanged parliamentary, political, commercial and economic delegations.
Kachou'ian further noted that Irish parliament speaker's visit to Iran and Ali Larijani's reciprocal visit to the country in 2015 marked a great interaction in the two countries' interactions.
Talks held between Irish speaker and Iranian President Rouhani and Larijani's meeting with Irish prime minister are indicative of positive resolves to promote ties in areas of interest.
Iranian envoy further noted that Ireland welcomed Iran's nuclear deal with Group 5+1 in July and the subsequent approval of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 as its foreign minister in a statement described the deal as a contributor to security and stability and admired those involved in the talks.
The Irish parliament speaker also sent letters to President Rouhani nad Ali Larijani congratulating the nuclear deal, he said.
Contending that bilateral cooperation will certainly boost in all fields, he said that Chief of Irish Parliament's Foreign Policy and Trade Commission Pet Berin told him that Dublin will soon reopen its embassy in Tehran.
Asked whether other changes will take place in Tehran-Dublin bilateral ties, he said that the two countries are to consider resumption of direct flight between Tehran and Dublin in the new year.
As to future of Iran-EU ties given recent developments, Kachou'ian also said that Iran as a major player in the region with a distinguished geographical and geostrategic location and EU as a political and economic player in the world can cooperate with each other in significant regional and international developments.
Despite cultural differences and structural challenges, Iran and EU are reliable partners to each other, he said.
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