Iranian, Irish Presidents discuss bilateral, int'l relations

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Ireland discussed the most important bilateral and international issues in a meeting held on Wednesday in New York.

Thu 26 - September 2019 - 02:56

President Michael D. Higgins of the Republic of Ireland and President Hassan Rouhani emphasised development of Tehran-Dublin relations and cooperation in different fields of mutual interest.

Stating that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to deepen its relations and cooperation with European countries, including Ireland, saying, "We welcome development of political, cultural and scientific relations with Ireland".

He went on to refer to the JCPOA as an international agreement endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, reminding the European Union, including Ireland, to fully implement the deal and operationalise INSTEX.

On Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE) initiative, Dr Rouhani said, "The goal of the HOPE Coalition is promoting peace, stability and welfare and progress for all peoples living in the Hormuz region".

"This initiative encompasses many fields for cooperation, including energy security, freedom of navigation and free transport of oil and other resources for its regional states and above," he said.

At the same meeting, President of the Republic of Ireland said, "Ireland is determined to develop relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in all fields of mutual interest".

 He also stressed that all signatories to the JCPOA must be committed to it, and described the deal beneficial for global peace.


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