Iran, Romania Explore Ways to Boost Cooperation

Iranian and Romanian parliamentary friendship groups in a meeting here in Tehran on Sunday reviewed possible ways to expand all-out ties between the two countries. During the meeting, head of the Iranian parliamentary friendship group Omidvar Rezayee said the two countries’ parliaments could play a significant role in the development of the two states’ relations and identification of their potentials.

He noted the two countries’ special positions in the Middle-East and east Europe, and expressed the hope that consolidation of Tehran-Bucharest relations would cause further proximity between the two states and increase the other side’s knowledge about the Islamic Republic’s stances.

Regarding Iran’s nuclear progress, the lawmaker assured the Romanian delegation that the Islamic Republic has and will remain loyal to the rules and regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He also stressed that Iran’s religious beliefs and rules ban diversion from the IAEA rules and non-peaceful use of the nuclear technology.

To end his words, the legislator hoped that reinvigoration of ties between the Iranian and Romanian parliaments would further deepen and expand relations between the Islamic Republic and the European parliament.

For his part, the Romanian lawmaker pointed to the historical backgrounds and ancient civilizations of Iran and Romania in Asia and Europe, respectively, and said that the two countries’ cultural commonalities and age-old religious traditions require expansion of all-out ties between the two nations.

He expressed hope that the visit to Tehran by the Romanian parliamentary friendship group would lead to Bucharest’s increased knowledge of Iran’s stances, specially in the field of nuclear technology.

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