3 Ambassadors Present Credentials

3 Ambassadors Present Credentials 3 Ambassadors Present Credentials

Three new ambassadors to Iran presented their credentials to President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, namely Australia's Ian Biggs, Pakistan's Asif Ali Khan Durrani and Yuri Lazarchik from Belarus .

In the meeting with Durrani, Rouhani said

"friendly relations" between Iran and Pakistan have enabled the development of economic cooperation between the two neighbors.

"Tehran supports greater cooperation with Islamabad in various fields, especially economy," he said, calling for quicker implementation of past economic agreements signed between the two governments.

The president also stressed the need for closer cooperation to strengthen security along the border.

"Fighting terrorist groups is not an easy job, [but] we believe Pakistan's military has the will and the ability to do so," he said.

The Pakistani ambassador said considering the two countries' close political relations, they can take their trade relations to a higher level.

"The Pakistani government is ready to develop cooperation in various fields, particularly in the fight against terrorism," he said. In the meeting with the Australian diplomat, Rouhani said the removal of international sanctions on Iran under its nuclear deal with world powers has unlocked immense potential for interaction between the two sides.

"The two countries should exploit this opportunity, in line with their mutual interest," he said, expressing hope for better economic, scientific and tourism collaboration between Tehran and Canberra.

Biggs stressed the need for the revival of Iran-Australia economic commission, saying it would pave the way for the two countries' private sectors to work with each other.

Also on Sunday, new Iranian ambassadors to seven countries met Rouhani. The ambassadors are Gholamhossein Mohammadnia, Gholamali Rajabi Yazdi, Javad Jahangirzadeh, Ali Mojtaba Rouzbahani, Sa'adat Aqajani Hamzeh, Mohammad Taqi Hosseini and Mohammad Omrani, who will represent Iran in Albania, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, Mexico and Mauritania, respectively.