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In a meeting with Azeri president:

Dr.Rouhani calls for expansion of ties

Presidents of Iran and Azerbaijan praised the fraternal and friendly bilateral relations between the two countries in a range of fields, including international and regional.

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Wed 09 - April 2014 - 14:51

President Rouhani underlined that Iran attaches great importance to relations with Azerbaijan.
The Islamic Republic of Iran attaches importance to promotion of relations with Azerbaijan and believes that the visit of the Azeri president to Tehran should be regarded as a turning point to this effect.
There are ample grounds for expansion of ties in such fields as economy, industry, oil, gas, dam construction, power station, and technical and engineering services which can help deepen relations and cooperation between the two countries.
He said that there is no obstacle to develop relations with the country of Azerbaijan.
Referring to the efforts of terrorists who risk the peace and security of the region, President Rouhani said that Iran and Azerbaijan and the regional countries should try for establishing peace and stability in the region.
The two countries can also help promote tourism as there are lots of historical and natural tourist attractions in both countries, he said.
On Caspian Sea, Dr. Rouhani called for finding a solution to existing issues and problems through promotion of peace and friendship, he said.
Caspian Sea belongs to all littoral states and all should adopt rational stands on use of the worldˈs largest inland sea, president Rouhani said.
The Azeri president, for his part called for establishment of closer and more friendly relations between the two countries.
The Azeri president said his Tehran visit would leave positive impacts on expansion of relations and cooperation between the two sides.
Azerbaijan attaches importance to broadening of relations with Iran and call for establishment of much closer relationsship with the country, he said.
The meeting between the two presidents in Switzerland was very positive and effective in development of relations between the two sides, said the Azeri president.
Many big powers are against expansion of relations between Iran and Azerbaijan and do all within their power to disrupt relations between the two sides, he said, adding that it incumbent upon both sidesˈ officials to seriously deal with it, he said.
ˈWe believe that President Rouhani will bring more pride for the Iranian nation,ˈ he said.
Expansion of relations and cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan would further uphold status of Islam in the world, he said.
Iran and Azerbaijan share close stands on terrorism, he said adding that all Islamic countries should collaborate in dealing with the issue.
Azerbaijan has always backed Iranˈs peaceful nuclear program, he said.
On Caspian Sea, he said it is believed that the issue of the Sea could be resolved easily.
He also welcomed expansion of cooperation between the two sidesˈ private sectors.
They also expressed confidence that Azerbaijan-Iran relations would continue to expand.

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