Envoys Obliged to Promote Investment

Envoys Obliged to Promote Investment
Envoys Obliged to Promote Investment

President Hassan Rouhani said Iranian ambassadors have a duty to introduce business capacities and investment opportunities in the country to foreign investors.

Rouhani made the statement in a Monday meeting with the new Iranian ambassadors to Namibia, Qatar, Norway, Macedonia, Uganda, Ghana, Serbia and Bulgaria, before they leave for their missions, according to the official website of the president.

The president said ambassadors should help prepare the ground for closer cooperation between Iran and other members of the global community.

Also on Monday, Rouhani received the credentials of six foreign ambassadors to Iran.

The non-resident envoys of Columbia and Albania, namely Juan Alfredo Pinto Saavedra and Genti Gazheli, as well as new ambassadors of Sweden, Sierra Leone, Britain and Moldova, Helena Sangeland, Almamy Camara, Nicholas Hopton and Gheorghe Leuca respectively submitted their credentials to Rouhani.

In the meeting with Hopton, Rouhani stressed the need for full commitment of all parties to the July 2015 nuclear deal to their obligations.

"Iran has fully honored its obligations under the deal and the other side should do the same," he said.

Under the pact, Iran accepted temporary restrictions on its nuclear work in exchange for the removal of EU, US and UN nuclear sanctions on Iran.

Months after the January implementation of the deal, Iran complains that the other sides, particularly the US, have not let it reap full benefits expected under the pact.

Rouhani said the development of Tehran-London ties, which has gathered pace recently, can be accelerated by facilitating banking cooperation between the two countries.  

Hopton said there has been "real progress" in bilateral relations and British firms and banks are increasingly willing to engage with their Iranian counterparts.


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