'Iran can provide for Europe's energy needs'

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – In a Tue. meeting with Chairman of Irish Senate, Iranian President Rouhani stressed that the Islamic Republic can be a reliable source for meeting the energy needs of European countries.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with the Chairman of the Senate of the Republic of Ireland Denis O’Donovan on Tuesday in Tehran, highlighting the existence of ample opportunities for developing cooperation between Tehran and Dublin in various sectors, including agriculture, industry, tourism, pharmacy and medical equipment, as well as new technologies and communication.

Pres. Rouhani also called for investment by Irish businesspeople in various Iranian projects, particularly in mining, petrochemicals and energy.

He went on to underscore the need to develop banking relations as the main basis for deepening trade and economic cooperation between the two sides, adding “Iran’s foreign policy includes three key principles such as expansion of relations with the EU, preservation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the parties' commitment to the agreement, as well as the fight against terrorism.”

"In all of its eight reports, the IAEA has confirmed that Iran has fully lived up to its commitments under the nuclear deal,” President Rouhani said. “As repeatedly stated, we will never be the first party to violate the agreement and will continue our full implementation of our commitments.”

Rouhani expressed satisfaction with the decline of conflicts in the region and the weakening of terrorists in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, calling for collective efforts in the fight against terrorism.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran has responded positively to the request for help from the neighboring countries in combating terrorism and is now ready to extend help to other countries, including Ireland,” the president added.

For his part, Chairman of the Senate of the Republic of Ireland Denis O’Donovan expressed his country’s resolve to develop relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in political, trade, economic, cultural and tourism fields.

He also highlighted the importance of preserving the nuclear deal for the global peace and stability, and commended Iran as a stable and powerful country in the region for its efforts in fighting terrorism.

The Irish senior official further called for improvement of banking transactions between the two countries. 


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