President: Investment Potential High

President: Investment Potential High

President Hassan Rouhani said the Iranian government is eager to boost ties with European countries, especially Denmark.
In a meeting with visiting Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen on Tuesday, Rouhani said strengthening Tehran-Copenhagen relations would benefit the two nations and also promote global peace and security, IRNA reported.
Pointing to Iran's advantages in the international arena that makes it a good choice for foreign companies and investors to cooperate with, Rouhani named the country's skilled human resources, vast energy reserves, massive industrial and portal infrastructures, and major advances in high-tech industries.
"Today, the ground is fully prepared in Iran for making [foreign] investments and transferring technologies," he said.
The president described the fight against terrorism as a potential area for cooperation between Iran and European Union states.
"To fight terrorism and free the world of extremism and violence, within the framework of the UN resolution of World Against Violence and Extremism, we should coordinate our plans and measures," he said.
The Wave resolution was proposed by Rouhani to the United Nations General Assembly in December 2013, which called on all nations to denounce violence and extremism.
To uproot terrorism, Rouhani said the first step is to put pressure on countries helping terrorists.
"It is not hidden that which countries are funding terror groups, which ones are buying oil from extremists, which ones are providing them with arms and equipment, and which ones are allowing terrorists to move across their borders," he said.
Rouhani said all countries should have a strong desire to eliminate terrorists and use their intelligence and operational capacities to combat the scourge. Jensen said Denmark gives high importance to developing Iran ties, welcoming Tehran's willingness for expanding economic cooperation.
"Danish companies are planning to make joint investments with Iranian partners and they are ready to transfer technology to Iran, too," he said.
The Danish diplomat also touched upon the potential for cooperation against terrorism, stressing that battling terrorism is crucial to help promote global security to pave the way for development.
Jensen, who is also the deputy prime minister of Denmark, said the country believes that although some ignorant people are abusing Islamic beliefs to justify their wrong actions, Muslims are not terrorists and Islam is completely against the scourge.
In a separate meeting, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani and Jensen discussed mutual ties on Monday.
Larijani said hat while exchanges have been on the rise throughout the past year, Majlis has further removed obstacles to economic and commercial cooperation by making laws to facilitate foreign investments.
He said Iran is ready for energy, pharmaceutical and agricultural cooperation with Denmark.
Jensen said his trip to Iran, at the head of a large economic delegation, shows Denmark's strong desire for stronger cooperation.
The diplomat said Denmark has considerable experience in producing renewable energy through wind power plants, which can be transferred to Iranian partners. Jensen arrived in Tehran late Sunday, heading a high-profile delegation comprising representatives of 58 economic enterprises.
The Danish foreign minister also met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani and Chairman of Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.


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