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Tension among neighbors is harmful, Rouhani says

Tension among neighbors is harmful, Rouhani says

Rouhani made the remarks during a meeting with Georgian Parliament Speaker Davit Usupashvili in Tehran on Sunday.
 
All should “respect the geographical borders” and solve problems through dialogue, he said.
 
The president also said that Iran seeks expansion of relations with Georgia. 
 
He stated that it is essential to “activate” all the existing capacities to speed up the process of expanding ties.
 
Rouhani also said that Georgia can serve as a transit route for transfer of Iran’s gas to Europe.
 
“This country can be one of the ways for export of Iran’s gas to Europe,” Rouhani stated, adding that North-South corridor and Iran’s railway network can serve connecting Georgian ports to the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
 
 
Rouhani also said it is necessary that Iran and Georgia expand cooperation to help settle regional issues.
 
“On the regional issues, we all should cooperate with each other and there is no way except cooperation to establish stability and security,” he stated.
 
Friendly relations between various religions, cultures
Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani said that there should be “close” and “friendly” relation between various religions, cultures and thoughts.  
 
The president also said establishing “close relationship” between the parliaments of Iran and Georgia is an “effective” way to deepen ties.
 
For his part, The Georgian official said his country is determined to expand cooperation with Iran.
 
Usupashvili went on to say that “important” steps should be taken to deepen cooperation in various spheres.
 
He also said that a success of talks between Iran and the 5+1 group (Russia, China, the United States, Britain, France, and Germany) will provide new opportunities for Iran to broaden its relations with the outside world.
 
Iran-Georgia ties, best example of cooperation: Rafsanjani
Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani also said that Iran-Georgia relationship is a best example of cooperation between an Islamic country and a Christian one.
 
He made the remarks during a separate meeting with the Georgian parliament speaker on Sunday.
 
Regarding the capacities, there are still areas to expand cooperation, Rafsanjani said.
 
Rafsanjani said the economic and political interests of the two countries and the international situation necessitate drawing up a plan to strengthen ties.
 
Usupashvili pointed to Iran’s important status in the region and called for help to resolve Georgia’s international problems.


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