Luxembourg: Door Open for Improving Ties

Luxembourg: Door Open for Improving TiesLuxembourg: Door Open for Improving Ties

Mars Di Bartolomeo, the president of Luxembourg’s Chamber of Deputies, said the implementation of the July nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has opened the door for increasing economic cooperation.

Speaking in a joint press conference after meeting Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran on Saturday, Di Bartolomeo said the numerous opportunities opening up after the removal of the nuclear sanctions should be used properly.

“The door would not stay open for evermore,” IRNA quoted him as saying.

The Luxembourg lawmaker said the country enjoys a powerful, transparent financial system and banking industry.

“We are willing to cooperate and share experiences with Iran’s banking industry,” he said.

Larijani said the two sides discussed increasing parliamentary relations and developing political exchanges. The top lawmaker said they also conferred on the regional crises and the threat of terrorism against the world, stressing that a strong will is needed within the global community to fight the scourge.

The speaker hoped Di Bartolomeo’s trip to Iran will help the two countries take a big step toward mutual investments.

“In view of Luxembourg’s strong reputation as a financial and banking center, we discussed ways and strategies of making investments,” he said.

Arriving in Iran on Thursday for a five-day visit, Di Bartolomeo planned to hold talks with several Iranian officials, including Central Bank of Iran Governor Valiollah Seif.