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President while receiving credentials of the new Dutch Ambassador:

Iran, Netherlands need to develop trade and investment ties/ Hosting 4 million Afghans evidence of Iran's human rights record

Emphasising the development of trade relations between Iran and the Netherlands, the President called for strengthening cooperation in the field of technology, especially environmental and water issues.

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Speaking on Tuesday in a meeting with the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Tehran, while emphasising the development of bilateral relations, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said, "There are long-standing and historical relations between Iran and the Netherlands in trade, economic and cultural fields".
The president stressed, "Deep-rooted countries such as the Netherlands should be independent and should not be influenced by the views of the current of domination”.
Referring to the existence of hundreds of mosques in the Netherlands, Dr Raisi said that respect for the rights of Muslims strengthens culture and civilisation in Europe.
Welcoming the Netherlands' readiness for trade and investment cooperation, the President called for strengthening cooperation in the field of technology, especially environmental and water issues.
"Today, the system of human rights has become a pretext for pressure on developing countries, while we, based on religious and revolutionary teachings, have a duty to respect human rights, such as hosting 4 million Afghans in Iran,” he said.
At the same meeting, the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Tehran, while conveying the greetings the King of the Netherlands to Ayatollah Raisi, said, "Iran-Netherlands relations are 400 years old and Iran has always been an important trade destination for us".
The new ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands noted, "Iran is a powerful country in the region and there are many good opportunities in trade and investment between the two countries”.
Referring to the situation in Afghanistan, he said, "We appreciate the Islamic Republic of Iran for hosting a large number of Afghan refugees”.

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