Iran willing to deepen ties with the Philippines, esp. in economy

The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes development and deepening of cooperation with the Philippines, especially in economy, said President Rouhani, stating: "The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Philippines have always had good, friendly relations".

Sat 28 - October 2017 - 11:59

"Undoubtedly, familiarity of the private sectors of the two countries with each other's capacities are very effective in strengthening economic relations between Iran and the Philippines," said President Rouhani on Saturday while receiving the letter of credence of the new Ambassador of the Philippines to Tehran, Wilfredo Santos.

Dr Hassan Rouhani also emphasised the importance of joint investments and development of Tehran-Manila economic activities, adding: "I hope that we can all emerge victorious in the fight against terrorism and reduce the scope of this great global problem day by day to eventually eradicate it".

During the meeting, the new Ambassador of the Philippines to Tehran, Wilfredo Santos presented his letter of credence to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and said: "Today, we feel the need more than ever before to cement our relations with Tehran, especially in economy and investment".

He added: "I hope that with the joint fight against terrorism, we will see complete destruction of terrorism around the world".

Santos also referred to the holding of the coming ASEAN Summit in his country, expressing hope that the Islamic Republic of Iran will attend the summit as well.

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