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Tuesday 8 September 2015
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Iran is ready to promote dialog with Spain: Speaker

Iran is ready to promote dialog with Spain: Speaker
Tehran, Sept 7, IRNA - Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran is ready to increase its level of negotiations and cooperation with Spain.

He made the remarks in a joint meeting with visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Public Works Minister Ana Pastor and Industry, Energy and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria in Tehran on Monday.
He said Iranians do not regard Spain negatively and added, 'This positive background can be empolyed to activate all cooperation areas of mutual interest in an appropriate manner.'
Referring to the views of lawmakers as manifestation of peoples' votes which can facilitate multual understanding and promote relations between Iran and Spain, Larijani said both countries enjoy vast capacities in the field of trade and economic cooperation.
The Spanish foreign minister said that his country has always welcomed cooperation with Iran and that in the wake of the nuclear agreement, the ground is ripe for advancement of ties.
He hailed the nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 group of world powers reached last July in Vienna and said, it has made Iarn's role in establishment of stability, peace and tranquility in the region more significant.
'Spain is trying to be among the first European countries to put in operation its coopration with Iran when sanctions are lifted,' he said.
On activity of terrorist groups in Syria, he said Spanish government believes there is a diplomatic solution for the Syrian crisis which should be terminated through democratic procedures.
In related developments, Spanish Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism Jose Manuel Soria met Iranian Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian during which he expressed Madrid's readiness for production and distribution of electricity in Iran.
Also Spanish Public Works Minister Ana Pastor and Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi discussed bilateral relations and to increase the ties in transportation, housing and urban development.

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