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President while receiving letter of credence of the new Ambassador of Portugal to Tehran:

No obstacle on the way of deepening Tehran-Lisbon ties/Stressing boosting banking ties, tapping post-JCPOA opportunities

The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes developing ties with the European Union, especially Portugal in all fields of mutual interest and there is no obstacle on the path of deepening Tehran-Lisbon ties, said President Rouhani while receiving letter of credence of the new Ambassador of Portugal to Tehran.

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At the meeting that took place on Sunday in Tehran, Dr Rouhani continued: "It is essential that cooperation between the two countries be further developed in not only political and economic fields, but also cultural, scientific, technological and academic areas".

Stressing further development of ties in industrial and energy fields, he said: "Iranian and Portuguese private sectors have ample opportunities to boost cooperation and we can tap the opportunities to foster the process".

Dr Rouhani went on to refer to the growing trend in relations between the two countries, adding: "Portugal can develop banking and insurance cooperation and make use of the post-JCPOA opportunity to boost economic cooperation between the two countries".

On terrorism, he said: "Combatting terrorism and extremism and its threats to the world requires a collective effort among all countries and Iran is ready to increase its cooperation with the European Union in this field".

At the meeting, the new Ambassador of Portugal to Tehran, Joao Jose Corte Real also presented his letter of credence to President Rouhani and said that Lisbon was determined to develop its ties with Tehran in all fields of mutual interest.

"After the historic JCPOA agreement, ample opportunities have been created for Portugal and most countries to cement their ties with Tehran in all fields," he said.

He also called for further deepened cultural, scientific and academic ties between the two countries and expressed hope that during his tenure, Tehran-Lisbon relations be developed in all fields.

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