French Speaker to Visit

French Speaker to VisitFrench Speaker to Visit

President of the French National Assembly Claude Bartolone will visit Iran next month to discuss ways to bolster bilateral cooperation, months after the implementation of the nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.

Bartolone will visit at the head of a delegation on July 15 at the invitation of Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, Press TV reported.  During his four-day stay, the top French parliamentarian will hold talks with Larijani and other senior officials. The visit comes less than a month after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Paris for meetings with French leaders, including President Francois Hollande, his counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, the president of the National Assembly and Senate President Gerard Larcher. Senior officials from tens of countries have visited Tehran after Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- the United States, France, Britain, China and Russia -- plus Germany started implementing the nuclear agreement in January. Under the deal, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the UN Security Council and the US were lifted. Iran, in return, put some limitations on its nuclear activities. President Hassan Rouhani was in France in late January where he informed political and business leaders that his government was open to investments in key sectors and wants to rebuild economic ties in the interest of the two nations.