In a Saturday letter to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella, Rouhani offered congratulations to the Italian nation and government on the country’s National Day and Republic Day.
“Maintaining constructive interaction and deepening relations with Italy, as a friend and important country in the European Union, based on mutual respect and interests, has been a priority of the Islamic Republic of Iran in recent years,” the Iranian president noted.
“Fortunately, under this policy, relations between the two countries in various fields have been growing and I am confident that by signing the agreement of line of credit, the path to operationalisation of documents signed between the two countries will be facilitated and accelerated,” he added.
He finally wished health and success for his counterpart and prosperity and felicity for the people of the Italian Republic.
Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) is the Italian National Day and Republic Day, which is celebrated on 2 June each year. The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.
With 12,717,923 votes for a republic and 10,719,284 for the monarchy, the male descendants of the House of Savoy were sent into exile.