Iranian Ambassador to Greece: ‘Greek PM’s visit to Tehran a milestone’

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Tehran, February 8, AZERTAC

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Tehran on February 7-8 will be a milestone for the two countries’ bilateral relations, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ambassador to Greece, Majid Motallebi Shabestari, said in an interview with ANA-MPA.

The ambassador stressed that the deliberations and the exchange of views between senior Iranian and Greek officials on political issues, regional crises and international issues can have beneficial effects for the international peace and safety. He also underlined the strategic position of Greece as a “gateway to the Balkans and Eastern Europe the fact that is close to the Middle East, it is a member of NATO, of EU and of the eurozone.

Moreover, he referred to cooperation possibilities between Greek and Iranian companies in the sectors of energy, pharmaceuticals, food, tourism, aquaculture, shipping and infrastructure construction.

“The aim is to upgrade the political and economic relations between Greece and Iran. Sanctions on Iran have been lifted and now it comes out after a long period of isolation at least in the economic international community. Other countries such as Italy and Spain had hastened to Tehran before us in order to take advantage of the new era after the lifting of sanctions. This step of the government is on the right track and we hope to start having results from it,” Tsipras underlined.

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