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Minister: Iran ready to broaden economic relations with EU

TEHRAN (FNA)- Minister of Economy Ali Tayyebnia reiterated that the conditions are set for boosting trade and economic cooperation between Iran and European countries.

“Iran is committed to broaden ties with European Union,” Tayyebnia said in a meeting with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin in Washington on Sunday.

The Iranian economy minister, meantime, called on the western countries to provide brokerage services to the Iranian banks as per their commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“Iran and France have a lot of capacities for mutual cooperation; France is a big country that can use its influence for removal of US-imposed restrictions on Iranian banks,” he added.

In late September, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with his French counterpart François Hollande in New York called on the European leaders to persuade their banks and insurance companies to do business with Iran.

“We should not allow a weakening of the achievements of the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany), and all sides need to remain committed to the full implementation of their undertakings,” Rouhani said at the meeting held on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

The Iranian president reiterated that the European leaders should provide assurance to banks and insurance companies to convince them to reestablish financial cooperation with Iran.

“Iran attaches importance to the development of relations with France and no hurdle can mar expansion of economic, scientific, technical and political relations between the two countries,” he added.

He said all countries should take advantage of the situation created after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in favor of their nations in the economic and technological sectors.

The French president, for his part, called for the expansion of Tehran-Paris relations in all fields, and said, “The current situation created by the JCOPA should be heeded to broaden the relations between the two nations and all parties are required to remain committed to their pledges under the nuclear accord.”

By Fars News Agency

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