President: Capacities of Iran, Finland Should Be Tapped to Cement Bilateral Ties

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to promote bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Helsinki in all spheres through using the capacities of both countries.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Vainamo Niinisto in Tehran on Wednesday, President Rouhani hailed the visit of the Finnish delegation to Iran saying, “Undoubtedly, this visit is a very good start for development of bilateral ties and regional and international cooperation.”

He further highlighted the close relations between the two countries and said that in recent months, “we have witnessed growing relations in the field of economy.”

Rouhani also emphasized that there are numerous capacities that should be used to promote the relations, adding that various fields such as energy, transportation, industry, environment and mining can provide good opportunities for both countries to develop bilateral ties.

The Finnish president, for his part, underlined that Tehran and Helsinki have had age-old cooperation in various areas, adding that the two countries can boost their cooperation in the future.

He further pointed to the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, also knowns as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and said the deal can help create a turning point in bilateral relations.

Heading a political and business delegation, Niinisto arrived in Tehran on Tuesday.

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