Aug 7, 2017, 8:43 AM
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President Rouhani: Iran welcomes bolstering ties with Moldavia

Tehran, Aug 7, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran welcomes promoting of its bilateral relations with Moldavia whilee urging independent countries to stand by each other.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Moldavian President Igor Dodon who arrived in Tehran on Friday to take part in Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony on August 5.

“Iran was among the first countries which recognized Moldavia independence and the two countries have had good and cordial ties over the past 25 years,” President Rouhani said.

Referring to the two countries’ numerous capacities and capabilities for mutual cooperation, he stressed the need to introduce the potentials to the two countries’ private sectors and investors in line with boosting bilateral relations.

Iran and Moldavia are located in sensitive areas of Asia and Europe, President Rouhani said, noting, “To secure interests and future of our nations, we should be vigilant regarding regional complexities'.

Describing increasing hostilities by big powers as worrisome to global peace, President Rouhani said that if a nation stand united and work for its interests, it will never fail.

The landmark nuclear deal has paved the way for boosting economic ties between Iran and friendly countries such as Moldavia, as after implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in January 2016, Iran’s commercial ties with the Europe and Russia have increased by 80 and 70 percent respectively, the Iranian president said.

Meanwhile, the Moldavian president congratulated his Iranian counterpart's re-election as Iran’s president, saying that Iran-Moldavia ties will hit high levels in 2017.

Describing friendship and boosting ties with Iran as beneficial to his country’s national interests, President Dodon called for enhancing commercial and economic relations as well as using the two countries capacities and capabilities to this end.

Moldavian president further noted that presence of 100 countries in the swearing-in ceremony of the Iranian president has indicated that attempts to isolate Iran have been futile.

Enemies would certainly fail to isolate Iran which will shine in the world after going through its problems, he said.

President Rouhani sworn in for his second term in office on August 5 during a ceremony which was attended by nearly 100 high-ranking delegations from other countries and international organizations.


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