• Sun / 15 January 2017 / 13:20
  • Category: Politics
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Iran, Albania FMs talk over expanding bilateral ties

Iran, Albania FMs talk over expanding bilateral ties

Tehran (ISNA) –Albanian foreign minister, Ditmir Bushati met his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, commiserated overChairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s passing away.

While pointing to the Tirana’s desire to develop bilateral relations, Bushati said: “time and conditions for deepening the bilateral relations have already provided so Albania decided to open its embassy in Tehran.”

“Economic cooperation takes priority for expanding bilateral relations and Albania is ready to sign agreements on supporting joint investment and exemption of double taxation between the two countries”, he added.

Albanian foreign minister also asked for strengthening cultural cooperation, providing facilities for holders of diplomatic passports and preparing a draft on abolition of visas for diplomatic passports between the two countries.

In response, Mohammad Javad Zarif said: “there are many opportunities for expanding and strengthening cooperation in political, cultural and economic areas between Tehran and Tirana.”

“As extremism is on the rise in European countries including Balkan countries, Iran is ready to cooperate in fighting extremism and terrorism”, he added.

Zarif also insisted on cooperation in educational, international, parliamentary, tourism, road construction, rail and energy areas with Albania.

At the end of the meeting, the two foreign ministers signed Memorandum of Understanding over regular political dialogue between the two countries.

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