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President urges all sides' commitment to JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 14, IRNA -- President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran will remain committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as long as the other parties do the same.

President Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Luxembourg Foreign Minister, Jean Asselborn.

He said the JCPOA is an agreement, which has been inked and compiled in a win-win situation, adding the signatories should cooperate for implementation of the deal.

Commenting on Iran-Luxembourg cordial relations, President Rouhani called for expansion of mutual cooperation in the banking, financial and insurance arenas.

He added the two countries should use the post-JCPOA opportunities for boosting relations in the oil, gas, petrochemical, transportation, mining and industry sectors.

President Rouhani noted that Iran could meet part of Europe's energy demand, adding the country is also an important transit rout for connecting Europe to Indian Ocean and east of Asia.

Iranian president said cultural and scientific ties should expand at the same pace as political and economic relations between Iran and the European Union, Luxemburg in particular.

He added the implementation of the JCPOA has paved the way for expansion of ties between Iran and Europe.

Commenting on regional and global issues, Rouhani said Iran and Europe consultations and cooperation would play a pivotal role in settlement of the problems.

Asselborn, for his part, called for expansion of all-out ties with Iran.
Describing Iran as an 'important' regional country, he added, both Luxemburg and Europe believe that Tehran is playing a key role in settlement of regional issues.

Commenting on the Iran nuclear deal, Asselborn said Luxemburg is an advocator of the JCPOA, adding that all parties should adhere to their commitments in a multilateral agreements.

He reiterated that peace would not be achieved without the multilateralism and paying due attention to the multilateral agreements.

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