Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in separate messages, has congratulated Spain’s Pedro Sanchez and Italy’s Giuseppe Conte on being elected as their respective countries’ new prime ministers.
In a Tuesday message to Sanchez, Rouhani said constructive interaction and development of relations with the friendly country of Spain, as an important country in the European Union, based on mutual respect and interests has been a priority for the Islamic Republic of Iran over the past several decades.
He also expressed the hope that through common efforts, Tehran and Madrid would witness the deepening of their friendly bonds and further development of relations in all fields of mutual interest and promotion of international cooperation.
Also in a letter to Conte, the Iranian president said expansion of bilateral relations with Rome is a priority for Tehran, and under this policy of constructive interaction, the relations between the two countries have fortunately had a positive trend in recent years.
He also expressed the hope that the “political will and serious resolve” of the two countries’ officials would contribute to the enhancement of Tehran-Rome bilateral, regional and international cooperation during Conte’s term.
Rouhani further highlighted the need for the implementation of the previously signed agreements and documents between the two countries, particularly the credit line agreement.
On June 2, socialist Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Spain’s seventh head of government since its return to democracy in the late 1970s, taking over from veteran conservative Mariano Rajoy who was ousted over a corruption scandal.
Giuseppe Conte, a law professor who has never held political office, was also sworn in as Italy‘s new prime minister on June 1.