Rouhani & Ditmir Bushati

Iran calls for boosting trade cooperation with Albania

FNA- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Albanian Foreign Minister Dirmir Bushati in Tehran on Sunday underlined his country’s preparedness to boost trade and economic ties with Albania.

“Tehran welcomes boosting ties with Tirana; both countries have excellent grounds to cooperate in trade and economic fields,” President Rouhani said during the meeting.

The Iranian president also pointed to terrorism as a global threat, and said, “We favor peace and stability to be restored in all the regional countries.”

The Albanian president, for his part, underlined that terrorism is a threat to international peace, and said, “We are resolved to develop strong ties with Tehran.”

The Albanian foreign minister arrived in Tehran on Friday evening to hold talks with senior Iranian officials, including his counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

“Bushati, heading a politico-economic delegation, left for Tehran for a two-day official visit,” Albanian foreign ministry announced in a statement.

Iran’s Ambassador to Tirana Gholamhossein Mohammadnia who was at the airport to bid farewell to the Albanian foreign minister said that the two countries have good relations and are interested to expand relations in different economic, cultural, tourism and scientific fields.

In relevant remarks in early December 2013, Bushati and Iran’s former Ambassador to Tirana Abdolmajid Mozzafari stressed that the abundant capacities and potentials of the two countries should be utilized in a proper manner to expand mutual cooperation between the two states in all fields.

In a meeting in Tirana, the top Albanian diplomat underlined the high capacity of Albania and Iran in different fields, such as economy and culture, and called for expansion of bilateral ties with Tehran.

Mozzafari, for his part, said that the new administration in Iran is ready to expand bilateral ties with Albania in various arenas.

The Iranian diplomat added that maintaining and developing friendly ties with all nations, including Albania, is a principal policy of Iran and the political intention is to take effective steps towards developing all-out relations between the two nations.