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Rouhani: Cooperation on N. agreement should be basis for future ties with confidence

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed 29 Jul 2015 - 14:48

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated that cooperation on the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and G5+1 should be a basis for relations coupled with confidence for the future.

"Our cooperation on Vienna agreement should be a basis for relations coupled with confidence for the future," Rouhani said in a meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius here in Tehran, adding that the agreement benefits Iran, G5+1 and all regional players and has been an 'important step' to turn threats into opportunities.

Rouhani said that the first step to implement Vienna agreement is serious efforts of the two sides to pass the agreement.

"Iranian government is resolve about the agreement and we will live up to our obligations as long as the other side complies with its commitments."

He further said that the two sides should use the current atmosphere to provide their common interests.

Rouhani further said that the two countries should make efforts to keep the agreement. "The agreement could be a base for other bilateral agreements as well as cooperation between Iran and the EU. The existing opportunity should be seized."

He also said that Iran is also after expanding cultural, scientific, academic and tourism cooperation with France besides economic ties.

The Iranian president said that the agreement between Iran and G5+1 benefits the entire region. "The agreement is not against any country, and our cooperation and consultations to settle regional problems including terrorism, human aid and meeting nations' need can prove it."

Fabius, for his part, invited Rouhani for an official visit to France and said, "French government is after establishing ties with Iran based on mutual respect and friendship."

"Today, is a beginning of a new chapter of cooperation between Tehran and Paris and the landscape of the new beginning is very bright because of the nuclear agreement."

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