Jan 29, 2016, 8:53 PM
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Italy, France interested in Iran's water, environment projects

Tehran, Jan 29, IRNA – Head of the Department of Environment Massoumeh Ebtekar said that water and environment were among the areas of interest for Italy and France to launch bilateral cooperation with Iran.

According to the department's website, Ebtekar said after returning from Paris that French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls had positive attitudes towards boosting cooperation with Iran.
Role of President Rouhani in Iran-5+1 talks, his strategies for promoting peace in the world and moving towards a world free from violence and extremism were among the issues which impressed the French officials.
She added that Iranian President explained his roadmap for attaining global peace and security during a speech in French Institute of International Relations.
Contending that Rouhani's visit to Italy and France will open a new chapter in cooperation in the fields of economy, politics, culture and environment, Ebtekar also said that the new opportunity emerging in line with removal of challenges in the sectors of economy and modern technology amounts to new hopes for Iran's march to sustainable development.
Referring to her meetings with French and Italian officials, Ebtekar said that their enthusiasm for promoting ties with Iran was evident even before removal of anti-Iran sanctions.