President Rouhani Lauds Iran-Latin America Close Relations

President Rouhani Lauds Iran-Latin America Close Relations

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President Hassan Rouhani lauded Iran’s close relations with Latin American countries in a Saturday meeting with the new Cuban ambassador to Tehran.

President Rouhani said in the meeting that the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Cuba have shared viewpoints on major international issues, adding, “Iran has good relations with Latin American countries, with Cuba in particular.”

“The two countries have high level political relations and our efforts should be focused on expanding bilateral cooperation in cultural, economic and technological fields,” said the Iranian political leader.

Expressing hope that comprehensive Tehran-Havana relations would boost into unprecedented levels during the new Cuban envoy’s tenure in Iran, Rouhani emphasized,

The big powers have always sought to create problems between the independent countries, said President Rouhani, adding they should realize that the era of bullying is over and that they need to fashion their relations with other countries on the basis of justice.

The new Cuban Ambassador Vladimir Andreas Ksada, too for his part emphasized the significance of Havana-Tehran relations for his country and asked for ever more expansion of bilateral relation.

Iran and Cuba have expanded cooperation in commercial, banking, agriculture, health and cultural fields.

The two countries have also stated that they will expand cooperation in areas of the sugar industry, fishery, biotechnology, sports, transportation, development projects, investment, tourism, information technology and communications and water resources.

The signed bilateral documents also ask for Iran and Cuba to provide more facilities in banking cooperation with the aim of promoting economic and trade ties and making use of mutual scientific, research and industrial capabilities.

Iran has granted Cuba a 200-million-euro credit line to undertake several different projects, a large part of which was dedicated to financing Cuban imports of railroad wagons, both for cargo and passengers.

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