British politician calls for improving ties with Iran

IRNA – Before heading to Tehran to attend Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony, Richard Bacon, chairman of the British All Party Parliamentary Group on Iran, stressed on improving British Iranian bilateral relationship.

Speaking to the IRNA on Friday, Bacon said, “I am delighted and honored to be attending the Inauguration Ceremony for Dr Rouhani’s second term as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “

“Britain’s bilateral relations with Iran are very important for both countries,’ he added.

Adding that the “history between the two countries has not always been easy”, he said, “For me this represents an obligation to work harder at achieving better relations through patience, understanding and hard work.”

“I believe”, said Bacon, “steadily improving bilateral relations between our two countries will be to the benefit of all.”

Alistair Burt, British Minister for the Middle East and North Africa will also be attending Dr. Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony on Saturday.

According to British Foreign Office, the Minister arrives in Tehran on Friday 4 August and will have talks with senior politicians on a range of bilateral and regional issues.