President Rouhani stresses development of Tehran-Nicosia ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday voiced Tehran’s willingness for the further expansion of relations between Iran and Cyprus.

Receiving the new Cypriot Ambassador to Iran, Andreas P. Kouzoupis, the president underlined that there are no obstacles to enhancement of ties between the two countries.

He called for more cooperation in a bid to develop bilateral relations in economic, cultural, scientific and tourism areas.

The president also pointed to Cyprus’s EU membership and the recent improvement of Iran-EU relations, hoping that with the comprehensive resolution of the nuclear issue in the coming months, Tehran’s ties with the EU member states will get a greater boost.

Submitting his credentials to President Rouhani, Kouzoupis hailed bilateral, regional and international cooperation between Iran and Cyprus.

He further praised the Iranian government’s stances and prudence in its efforts for resolution of the nuclear issue with the sextet of the world powers.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) in November last year signed an interim deal, known as Geneva Agreement, on Tehran’s nuclear case.

Based on the interim deal (the Joint Plan of Action), the world powers agreed to suspend some non-essential sanctions and to impose no new nuclear-related bans in return for Tehran’s decision to suspend its 20% enrichment for a period of six months.

They wrapped up their latest round of high-level nuclear talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on April 9.

There will be a fresh round of high-level talks between the two sides beginning on May 13 in Vienna.

By Tasnim News Agency


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