Claude Bartolone, the president of French National Assembly, is scheduled to pay a four-day visit to Tehran in early September to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.
Heading a parliamentary delegation, Bartolone will travel to Iran on September 5 at the invitation of Iran’s Parliament speaker Ali Larijani.
The top French parliamentarian will hold meetings with high-ranking officials, including the Iranian parliament speaker, President Hassan Rouhani and Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The visit will come against the backdrop of a new wave of interest in ties with Iran after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear program and started implementing it on January 16.
The comprehensive nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), terminated all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran.