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President in a meeting with Greek PM:

We welcome Tehran-Athens ties development/Stressing full implementation of agreements

Iran welcomes development of Tehran-Athens ties in all fields, said President Rouhani in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece on Thursday in New York on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly.

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“A new chapter in relations between the two countries has begun and full implementation of agreements will build a powerful foundation for the future ties,” continued Rouhani.

Stressing that banking relations should develop, he said: “Banking relations is the main base for economic ties and, simultaneously, private sectors of both countries should be encourage to cooperate more”.

At the same meeting, Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras said that Athens is willing to cement ties with Tehran in all fields, especially economy, adding: “Greece wants to be a bridge between Iran and Europe and implementation of the roadmap for development of ties that was finalised in Tehran will ascertain this idea”.

He added: “The implementation process of agreements between the two countries has begun and this can cement Tehran-Athens ties”.

The Prime Minister of Greece also invited Dr Rouhani to officially visit the country.

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