Nuclear Deal to Help Boost European Relations

Nuclear Deal to Help Boost European RelationsNuclear Deal to Help Boost European Relations

A lawmaker said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers last July is formally called, will facilitate expansion of cooperation between Iran and European countries.

Head of Iran-Latvia Parliamentary Friendship Group Hossein Naqavi Hosseini made the statement along with members of the group in a meeting with Deputy Speaker of the Latvian Parliament Inese Libina-Egnere in the Latvian capital Riga on Tuesday, ICANA reported.

Both sides expressed their pleasure at the first-ever visit by an Iranian parliamentary delegation to Latvia and voiced interest in strengthening parliamentary cooperation.

Hosseini noted that the ground is prepared for the two countries to strengthen mutual ties, so Iran and Latvia should take strides to promote cooperation.

"Iran is up to increase political, economic, cultural, scientific and educational cooperation with Latvia," he said. "Direct connection between private sectors would help recognizing potential opportunities for economic cooperation."

Libina-Egnere said advancing cooperation with Iran, as a great, stable country in the world, is of top importance for Latvia. In the context of the nuclear deal, she welcomed Iran’s decision to uphold JCPOA, adding that the deal could bring many benefits to both Iranian and European nations. Libina-Egnere also hoped that putting the agreement into practice will advance cooperation between Iran and Latvia.

Iran recognized the independence of the Baltic state of Latvia on 10 September 1991 and the countries established diplomatic relations on 7 July 1992.