President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende in Tehran on Wednesday reiterated that Iran and Norway have age-old friendly relations, and called for mutual cooperation in the field of fighting terrorism.
“There is no obstacle in the way of expansion of cooperation between Tehran and Oslo,” President Rouhani said during the meeting.
He pointed to the fact that the negotiations between Iran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) showed that international problems can be resolved through dialogue, and said, “Today after nuclear agreement a suitable opportunity has been created for the expansion of cooperation between Iran and the friendly countries, including Norway, which should be properly used more than before.”
President Rouhani underlined that the expansion of banking cooperation will pave the way for the broadening of economic and trade between Europe and Iran, and said, “The two sides should be committed to full and swift implementation of what they have signed under the name of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).”
He referred to the allocation of 1 billion euros by Norway’s Guarantee Fund for the expansion of trade activities with Iran, and described it as a positive step in line with the expansion of cooperation in trade and economic fields between the two countries.
“The continuation of consultations and exchange of visits by the two countries’ foreign ministers and other senior officials will influence the expansion of mutual cooperation and bilateral ties,” President Rouhani said.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes the deepening of consultations at different regional and international levels in international affairs,” he added.