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French FM to Visit Iran on January 5

France’s Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian will visit the Iranian capital of Tehran next week to meet with high-ranking Iranian officials.

During his one-day visit, which will be made on January 5, Le Drian will hold talks with top Iranian officials on the latest developments in the region.

He will also prepare the grounds for French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Tehran in 2018, France 24 reported.

Earlier on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the Islamic Republic welcomes the exchange of delegations between Iran and France and there is no preconditions for Tehran-Paris negotiations.

However, he called on the new French government to understand the significance of Iran and avoid making mistakes to appease certain countries.

Qassemi referred to “certain wrong, illogical, and inappropriate remarks” made by some French officials about Iran and the region during the past weeks, and said Tehran has previously responded to such allegations.

“We certainly have common points in many issues, but there is no doubt that we don’t have the same opinion on certain areas,” he added.

Qassemi also pointed to the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Iran, and said it is on the agenda of both countries, but no date has been specified for it.

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