Iran seeks partnership of France both at home and abroad

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-23 22:35:20|Editor: yan
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TEHRAN, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sought the partnership of France in international level as well as contributing to Iran's economy development, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday.

Speaking with his French counterpart Emanuel Macron on the telephone on Monday, Rouhani urged France to exercise it "influential" role in implementation of Iranian nuclear deal sealed in July 2015.

Rouhani said "We expect France and the European Union to play a more active role in the implementation of the agreement."

He also expressed Iran's preparedness to cooperate with France at all levels in the fight against terrorism and in settling the crisis that has gripped Syria for more than six years.

He further hailed the growing economic ties between Tehran and Paris, and stressed the need for the removal of obstacles to banking and financial cooperation with the European country.

The Iranian president voiced Iran's readiness to attract French investors to develop a partnership in various fields, including the transportation industry and infrastructures in Iran.

For his part, Macron congratulated Rouhani on securing a second term in the Friday's presidential election in Iran.

He described the Iranian nuclear deal as a significant deal for the regional and international security, emphasizing that all sides, involved in the Iranian deal, should support the accord for economic development and closer cooperation with Iran.

The French president called for concerted action to contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East, including Syria.