Singapore Stresses Iran’s Right to Use N. Energy

A02582633.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Singapore’s parliament speaker here on Tuesday emphasized the right of all the world countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, to use nuclear energy for peaceful intentions.

The official made the remarks in a meeting with the chairman and members of Iran-Singapore parliamentary friendship group, a report released by the Information and Media department of the Islamic Consultative Assembly said.

During the meeting, the Iranian chairman of the two countries’ parliamentary friendship group, Seyed Hossein Hashemi, viewed expansion of cooperation by the two countries’ private sectors as a giant stride in deepening mutual relations.

He also called on the two countries’ traders and businessmen to take the very desirable opportunities existing for investment in various economic sectors, adding that the measure would consolidate the two nations’ ties.

Elsewhere, the lawmaker noted the regional position and standing of Iran and Singapore, and reminded, “Iran can serve as a proper gate for Singapore’s private sector to gain access to the extensive markets of Central Asia, while Singapore is viewed as a desirable gate for the Iranian businessmen to have a share of the East Asian market.

Referring to the position of tourism in global economy, he mentioned that both states enjoy high tourism potentials which can serve as a good backup for the deepening of the two countries’ cordial ties once activated.

Hashemi further noted the significance of legislative ties, and termed development of parliamentary relations, specially formation of parliamentary friendship groups as an important factor consolidating mutual cooperation between the two countries.

He also voiced the Iranian parliament’s full support for the development of cooperation with Singapore in all areas.

For his part, Singaporean parliament speaker stressed expansion of the two countries’ ties in the various areas of industries, man power, tourism and trade.

He also voiced his country’s strong support for the inalienable right of all the world nations, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, to make a peaceful use of nuclear technology.

“Iran is a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and as an NPT member, it has complied with all its undertakings,” Singapore’s chief legislative official said.

He further stated his country’s enthusiasm for the expansion of all-out ties with Iran, and said that Iran’s strategic position in the region has provided good potentials for Singapore to access the Middle-East region.

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