Iran, Luxembourg Speakers Discuss Parliamentary Ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In the wake of the upcoming implementation of nuclear deal finalized by Tehran and world powers, Speaker of Iran’s Parliament Ali Larijani conferred on the expansion of parliamentary and banking ties with his Luxembourgian counterpart in a Saturday meeting in Tehran.

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Speaking in a joint press conference with Mars Di Bartolomeo, the President of Luxembourg’s Chamber of Deputies (the European country’s national legislature), Larijani said he held “good and constructive” talks with his Luxembourgian counterpart and the delegation accompanying him.

“In these talks, we exchanged views on the expansion of parliamentary ties between the two countries and also using (Luxembourg’s) banking and investment experiences,” the Iranian speaker stated.

He said the European country has good experiences in the fields of banking and investment funds, which can be used by Iran.

Larijani also noted that the visit by Di Bartolomeo came on the same day when implementation of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers gets underway and anti-Iran sanctions are terminated.

“We hope that the talks we held today would count as the first step for investments between the two sides,” Larijani said, adding that the termination of sanctions would be a good beginning for enhanced ties between Tehran and Luxembourg City.

The meeting came as implementation of the nuclear deal finalized by Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) back in July 2015 is slated to begin in a few hours.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini are expected to announce today as the “implementation day” of the deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Zarif and Mogherini will make a joint statement on the issue.

When the JCPOA takes effect, all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions will be removed.

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