Spokesman: Big economic delegation accompanying President in Europe visit

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said a big economic delegation is accompanying President Hassan Rouhani in his Europe visit.

Talking to reporters during his weekly press briefing on Monday, he said President Hassan Rouhani started his Europe visit Monday morning in the company of a big economic delegation.

Noting that the president is visiting Italy and France, he said he will meet the Pope in the Vatican as well.

This is the first European visit of the Iranian President to Europe after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Commenting on Rouhani’s Vatican visit, he referred to the historical relations between Iran and Italy and said despite many ups and downs in Iran’s relations with European countries in the past years, ties with the Vatican have always been very strong.

As for Iran’s relations with China, he noted that during the visit of the Chinese president to Iran, the two countries signed 17 documents of cooperation and elaborated on the prospect of bilateral relations for the next 25 years.