Iran Seeks Expansion of Ties with Independent European States

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that the development of ties with independent European countries sets a principle of his country’s foreign policy. Speaking during a meeting with Iran’s new ambassador to Romania here on Saturday, Ahmadinejad underlined the need for the enhancement of Tehran-Bucharest ties based on mutual respect and interests, a report released by the Presidential Press Office said.

The President further viewed utilization of the existing potentials for the expansion of Iran-Romania political and economic relations as important, and presented the Islamic Republic’s new envoy to Bucharest with a series of guidelines to help him fulfill his duties, as Iran’s ambassador, in a better and more appropriate manner.

For his part, Iran’s new ambassador to Bucharest Hamid Reza Ershadi presented the president with a report on the country of his mission, and further briefed Ahmadinejad about his plans and priorities for enhancing the two countries’ mutual cooperation.

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