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Iran, Greece Sign Economic MoUs to Further Bilateral Ties

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Tehran and Athens signed three political and economical MoUs on Monday.

Iranís first Vice President Esíhagh Jahangiri officially welcomed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at S'adabad Palace on Monday and discussed bilateral issues and cooperation between the two countries.

The two sides inked three momernda of understaning for political cooperation, memorandum of development to cancel visa regime and bilateral cooperation roadmap.

During their meeting on bilateral issues, Jahangiri pointed to the long-standing relations between Iran and Greece, saying that the two countries enjoy historically rich civilizations and hold universal responsibility to tackle extremism and violence in the today world.

Noting that the Islamic Republic of Iran has prepared a regional and international bilateral roadmap to promote its political and economic relations, Jahangiri said Tehran welcomes the development of cooperation in all sectors with Athens.

Implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has prepared ground for a much-anticipated economic boom and the expansion of cooperation between Iran and the world.

Alexis Tsipras, for his part, hailed JCPOA as a new window to Iran-Europe ties and underlined that Iran is a strong and powerful country in the region and establishing peace and stability in the Middle Eastis not possible, if Iran's role is ignored.

He underlined that Iran and Greece enjoy rich cultural and historical background which is a strong foundation for the development of relations between the two countries.

"The two countries are required to increase cooperation in the cultural sector too,Ē he added.

In recent years, Tsipras said, many innocent people have been forced to leave their homes and migrate to Europe due to the terrorist attacks and military intervention in the region; imposing difficult conditions and cost on Europe, particularly on Greece.

He expressed willingness to resolve Syrian crisis, saying that Greece wants peace in Syria and establishing a religious and political interaction among all groups in the Arab country.

Regarding bilateral cooperation, Tsipras underlined that Tehran and Athens, to best use available resources and opportunities, could hold a wide range of cooperation in the fields of energy, shipping, trade, tourism and new technologies.

Pointing to the presence of dozens of representatives from Greek companies among his accompanying delegation, Greek prime minister said Greece as a member of European Union, can play a key role to develop Tehranís ties with the other members of EU during the post-sanctions era.

He also referred to the direct flight route between Tehran and Athens, expressing hope the move would establish the flight on a daily basis.

( Mehr News)

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