Iran FM Zarif: President Rouhani Visit to Europe Shows Power of Diplomacy

Iran FM Zarif: President Rouhani Visit to Europe Shows Power of Diplomacy
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:13:28

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that in today’s world diplomacy works and President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Europe is only an example.

“Hassan Rouhani’s France visit illustrated power of diplomacy. New era of mutually beneficial cooperation in economy, politics and culture,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday night.

President Rouhani wrapped up his four-day visit to Italy and France by leaving Paris for Tehran on Thursday night.

During his visit to Italy, President Rouhani started a serious start-up in the two countries’ relations in political, economic, cultural, tourism, scientific and technological fields.

Iran and Italy signed a total of 14 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and the two countries agreed on a cooperation roadmap for joint cooperation.

Before leaving Rome, President Rouhani told reporters that the scope of joint economic cooperation between Iran and Italy will be beyond the two countries and in the interest of the region.

The Iranian president met Italian president and prime minister in Rome and the world's Catholic Leader Pope Francis in Vatican.

President Rouhani was accompanied by a group of activists of Iran's private sector during his visit to Rome. He also met Italian activists and businessmen.

During his visit to France, the Iranian president met with his French counterpart Francois Hollande.

Iran and France signed 20 cooperation pacts while the two countries' private sectors signed over 10 cooperation pacts.

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