1 February 2017 - 10:04
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Rouhani: Iran welcomes enhanced ties with France

Tehran, Feb 1, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani welcomed Tehran-Paris relations, saying that today grounds are ready for expansion of bilateral ties in all economic, cultural, and political areas more than ever.

In a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Tuesday, he added that promoting ties with France as a friend in Europe was of high significance for Iran and diplomatic shuttles indicate that Tehran and Paris are determined to strengthen mutual cooperation .

Despite the increasing trend in bilateral ties in the past year, he said, the pace is not proportionate to the two countries’ capacities.

The president also hoped that a new atmosphere will be created in the economic cooperation, particularly in the export sector and transfer of technology.

“Nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is an important event in the international scene and of course the message of the deal to the world was more significant than its text,” he said.

JCPOA conveyed the message that complex international issues can be solved through dialogue and within win-win framework, he said, urging all countries to safeguard the deal because any damage to it can carry the dangerous message that diplomacy is unable to settle problems.

Referring to the issue of terrorism in the world and region, Rouhani said that Iran as a victim of terrorism is now standing in the frontline of the fighting terrorism and France can also play a crucial role in the campaign and maintaining regional peace and stability.

‏Jean-Marc Ayrault, for his part, said that Paris is determined to promote cooperation with Tehran in all fields of mutual interest, noting, “I leave Tehran at a time when a new chapter has opened in the two countries ties in all fields.'

Iran and France have boosted cooperation in the economic, cultural and
academic spheres, he said.

Referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, he contended that all should take care of the deal as an international achievement.

EU has a single strategy towards safeguarding achievements of the JCPOA, French minister said.

Appreciating Iran’s positive role in the regional and international developments, he hoped that it will keep up its positive and constructive role in settlement of the regional challenges.

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