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President in a meeting with Luxembourg FM:

Iran welcomes deepening ties with EU members in all fields/Iran to live up to all its commitments until the other side does so

Iran's ties with the European Union, especially Luxembourg, is developing, said President Rouhani in a meeting with the foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, adding: "Iran welcomes deepening ties with the EU members in all fields".

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At the meeting that took place on Tuesday in Tehran, Dr Hassan Rouhani referred to good relations between the two countries and stressed that banking, insurance and financial relations should further develop in the future.

"Today, the main key in economic cooperation is banking and insurance and cooperation between the two countries in these fields can create very good base for cementing economic ties more than before," he added.

Dr Rouhani continued talking about the post-JCPOA opportunities for investment and said: "Iran can, from one side, supply a large part of Europe's energy, and be a very important transit route for connecting Europe to the Indian Ocean and East Asia from the other".

Stressing further strengthened ties in the field of science and culture between Iran and the EU, President Rouhani also mentioned historical ties with European countries, adding: "With the nuclear issue settled and the JCPOA agreement struck, the groundwork is set for deepening and cementing ties".

"There are myriad issues and problems such as terrorism and extremism ahead of all of us, resolving of which is merely possible through firm resolve and more cooperation; Iran's consultation and cooperation with the European Union can contribute a lot to resolving these issues," Rouhani continued.

He also underscored that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never violated any agreement it signed, and will live up to its commitments until the other sides do so. He added: "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is an agreement drafted and signed with a win-win approach".

"Today, everyone should contribute to keeping this agreement because any move aimed at undermining it can promote pessimism and despair among all countries about the process of solving regional and international issues," he also said.

Dr Rouhani added: "There are a great deal of issues in the region, namely in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan, the most dire of them being terrorism; Iran and the EU should consult with each other to decrease and, finally, settle these issues".

At the same meeting, the foreign minister of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn said that his visit, which is taking place only a few months following his last visit, was happening with the aim of finalising the cooperation documents.

He added: "Luxembourg is determined to develop ties with Tehran in all fields and, in the course of this visit, the document of supporting investment was signed and finalised, with other documents regarding important financial and investment issues being put on the agenda".

He also announced that an agreement aimed at deepening ties and cooperation between the central banks of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Luxembourg was finalised, adding: "Iran is a great country in the region and the European Union and us believe in Tehran's significant and effective role in resolving regional issues".

Stating that his country supported the nuclear agreement like the other members of the EU, he said: "In multilateral agreements, all parties should live up to their commitments and meet them; peace is not achievable without multilateralism and paying attention to multilateral agreements".

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