Iran welcomes boosting bilateral ties with France in all fields, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
"Today, grounds have been provided for boosting Iran-France relations in all economic, cultural, political and regional fields more than any other time,” Rouhani said in a meeting with the visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault here in Tehran on Tuesday.
Iran has always been attaching great importance to expanding bilateral ties with France as a friendly country in Europe, Rouhani said, adding exchanging delegations between the two countries indicate they are resolved to strengthen mutual cooperation.
Ayrault, for his part, said Paris is firm to expand bilateral ties with Tehran in issues of mutual interests, adding a new chapter has been turned in bilateral ties between the two sides in all fields.
He said all countries should protect the nuclear deal (between Iran and G5+1) as an international achievement.
"The EU is following one single approach regarding protection of the nuclear deal achievements.”
He said his country has done its best to remove banking obstacles to commercial transactions with Iran and it would press ahead with the process.
Appreciating Iran’s constructive role in regional and international matters, the top French diplomat said, "We hope that Iran will carry on its positive and constructive role in settlement of regional problems.”