News ID: 262298
Published: 0306 GMT November 30, 2019

Iran, Greece to boost cooperation in energy, environment sectors

Iran, Greece to boost cooperation in energy, environment sectors

Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis told Iranian Ambassador to Greece Ahmad Naderi that his country is willing to expand bilateral ties with Tehran in all areas, particularly in the realms of energy and environment.

During a meeting in Athens, Naderi and Hatzidakis discussed ways to expand cooperation in different fields, particularly in the energy sector, reported Fars News Agency.

The Iranian envoy said that there are plenty of grounds in environment and energy sectors which can enhance bilateral ties, highlighting that exchange of economic delegations, sharing of experiences in establishing solar farms, and management of water resources can be further discussed between the two countries.

The Greek minister also said that his country has closest ties with Iran among other EU states. He noted that one cannot neglect Iran’s grandeur and history, adding that Greece is ready to play a constructive and positive role to solve various problems.

In May 2018, Iranian and Greek officials in a meeting in Tehran signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase mutual cooperation in area of transportation.

In March 2018, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in separate messages to Greek president and prime minister voiced his country's readiness to expand mutual cooperation between Tehran and Athens.

"The longstanding relations between Iran and Greece are strong backup for further friendship and collaboration in different areas," President Rouhani said in his messages congratulating Greece’s National Day.

The Iranian president expressed hope that relations and the two countries' age-old cultural bonds would further expand in the future by using the existing capacities.

"Thanks to the efforts of the Iranian and Greek governments, the friendship between the two countries has been strengthened and bilateral ties are on an upward trend, heralding a bright future for Iran-Greece relationship," he added.

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