Pres. Rouhani:

Tehran, Bucharest to bolster mutual ties

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TEHRAN, Mar. 01 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Tehran and Bucharest to strengthen mutual ties in the fields of politics, economy, culture and regional matters.

Speaking in a meeting with Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lazar Comanescu on Tuesday, Rouhani said the existing levels of cooperation and the volume of economic transactions between the two countries should improve considering ample facilities and capabilities in major economic sections, including industry and energy.

Underlining the need to activate both countries’ private sectors to develop and deepen Tehran-Bucharest economic cooperation, President Rouhani pointed to the opportunities to foster mutual cooperation between public, as well as private sectors of both countries.

He also referred to Iran’s unique geographical position and the connection of Iran’s railways to the Republic of Azerbaijan, saying the Islamic Republic of Iran pays a lot of attention to development of rail corridors and Romania can play an important role in economic ties between the two sides of the corridor.

“Universities and research centres of the two countries can develop their level of cooperation by starting joint projects,” continued Rouhani.

On the scourge of terrorism in the region and the likelihood of spreading to other parts of the world Dr Rouhani said, “Terrorism is a global issue confronting of which needs cooperation in the whole world in cultural and political fields, as well as intelligence and security”.

Foreign Minister Lazar Comanescu, for his part, ensured Bucharest is determined to develop ties with Tehran in all fields regarding political, economic, cultural, and scientific areas.

“A big Romanian economic delegation traveling to Iran indicates the importance we attach to developing and fostering bilateral relations with Iran,” said Comanescu as the head of a high-ranking economic delegation of Romania.

Describing Bucharest as an ally of Iran in the EU, he added that Iranian public and private sectors can consider Romania as a gate for exporting their products to Europe.

He also expressed his country’s willingness to develop ties with Iran in cultural fields, especially universities and research centres.

On the issue of terrorism, Comanescu noted Romania and EU view Iran’s role in the region as important and effective and are willing to discuss regional issues with Tehran to positively affect stability in the region.

 

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