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President in a joint press conference in Baku:

Iran seeks peace and friendship in the region

Presidents of Iran and Azerbaijan called for expanding bilateral relations between two countries, said: “No power can disturb the sustainable friendship ties between Tehran and Baku.

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Wed 12 - November 2014 - 20:33

Speaking in a joint press conference after signing a Tehran-Baku memorandum of understanding (MOU), president Rouhani said: “The peoples of Iran and Azerbaijan republics resemble one soul in two bodies, as they have shared cultures, beliefs, religions, religious schools of thought, and a shared history and therefore, the foundation for expansion of the nations’ relations is quite strong and should be used to save both nations’ interests.”
He said that the ground is quite paved for broad cooperation in energy, commerce, communications, technological, cultural and scientific fields, as both governments’ have strong wills for activation of the entire existing potentials for further broadening of ties.
President Rouhani proposed that Iran and Azerbaijan will together shape up a bridge connecting the Black Sea with the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman as a natural corridor.
“The Caspian Sea, too, is the lake of peace and friendship for the nations that have for centuries lived by its side peacefully, and should today use it to save their national interests,” he said.
On nuclear technology issue president said: “Every country in the world is entitled to the right to have nuclear technology for peaceful purposes within IAEA and NPT frameworks and monopolizing it by certain countries is illogical.
President further focused on the illegally imposed sanctions against Iran due to its peaceful nuclear program, arguing, “The rusted weapon of sanctions is no longer effective.”
“Both for the sake of advancement and development and for preserving the regional and international peace and stability we need to spend efforts hand in hand with all world nations,” added President Rouhani.
Azerbaijan Republic’s President Ilaham Aliyev said in a joint press conference that brotherly friendship between Tehran and Baku has deep roots and is long-standing.
President Aliyev said that such brotherly and friendly ties can serve as the foundation for the two countries’ stronger ties.
“Azerbaijan Republic stands by the side of the Islamic Republic of Iran in all international scenes,” added the Azeri president.
Stressing his country’s strong will for broadening both political and economic ties with Iran, President Aliyev said that the expansion of the two countries’ relations will not only benefit the two nations, but will also further strengthen the regional peace and stability.
“No power can disturb the sustainable friendship ties between Iran and Azerbaijan,” he said.

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