Iran's President Invited to France

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – French President Francois Hollande has invited his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani to pay a visit to the European country in November, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced.

Iran's President Invited to France

Fabius, who arrived in Tehran on Wednesday morning, said Hollande has invited President Rouhani to pay a visit to France in November.

Fabius made the remark at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The top French diplomat's landmark visit to Iran comes two weeks after finalization of the text of a nuclear pact between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Elsewhere in the press conference, Fabius said the final nuclear deal would allow Tehran and Paris to strengthen ties in various fields.

He said termination of the sanction on Iran will make French businesses to invest in Iran's industries.

Fabius added that a ranking French delegation will visit Iran in September, saying he has personally asked the French ministers of commerce and agriculture  to accompany the delegation in the planned visit.

He further hailed Iran as a major regional power, noting that the JCPOA, apart from the technical issues, was in nature meant to bring about peace and stability to the region.

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