Rouhani invites Italian companies to cooperation with Iran

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni meet in Tehran on March 1, 2015.

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni meet in Tehran on March 1, 2015.

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invited Italian companies to seize the opportunity of working with Iran.

Tehran and Rome hold good potentials for boosting bilateral trade ties, he said in a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni here in Tehran, adding, “Tehran always welcomes expanding cooperation and ties.”

Rouhani also reiterated that exchanging trade delegations, holding consultations between the two countries and boosting bilateral ties not only benefit the two sides, but also the entire region and the world.

Rouhani also highlighted friendly ties between Iran and Italy, and said, “The two countries have always had positive relations. We can pave the way for useful mutual cooperation in many fields.”

Gentiloni, for his part, expressed his country’s firm will for boosting cooperation with Iran, and said, “Iran and Italy should take longer steps in widening economic cooperation and should not wait for the results of Geneva talks.”

He also said despite sanctions imposed on Iran, there are still large capacities and potentials for useful cooperation.

By ISNA