Jan 31, 2017, 12:46 PM
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Respecting JCPOA of high importance to France: French FM

Tehran, Jan 31, IRNA – Visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says that respecting the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is very important to Paris.

After signing the deal in Vienna, it was very important to France that the JCPOA as an international deal be respected, Ayrault said at the Iran-France joint economic commission underway in Tehran.

After the deal signed between Iran and the major world powers, France did immediately resume all-out ties with Iran, said the visiting foreign minister.

Bilateral ties, particularly the economic relations, will be of benefit to the both, Ayrault noted.

French foreign minister heading a 60-member delegation arrived in the Iranian capital on Monday evening.

During his two-day stay here, Ayrault is to meet with President Hassan Rouhani, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.

According to reports, the volume of exchanges between Iran and France has been 1.5 billion euros in the past ten months, but the figure is planned to triple.