Tehran (ISNA) – The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran has expressed his satisfaction with the friendly relations and cooperation with the Netherlands and said: “Tehran welcomes the deepening of relations with the member countries of the Islamic Republic of Iran European Union, including the Netherlands “.
In a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday, Hassan Rohani said: “There is no obstacle to developing ties between the two countries and we are ready to consolidate these relations in all areas of mutual interest “.
Referring to many opportunities for developing relations between Iran and the Netherlands, the president stressed: “Business and trade between the two countries are currently € 1 billion and must increase.”
He also stressed the importance of banking relations as a prerequisite for deepening ties: “Iran welcomes the participation of Dutch companies in projects in the fields of energy, the environment, agriculture, transport and tourism. ”
On the role of the Global Plan of Joint Action (PGAC), Mr. Rohani said: “The PGAC is a system that can not be added or removed from the Planet, the Islamic Republic of Iran will do its utmost to The parties must respect their commitments and, without a doubt, Iran will not be the first of the seven countries to violate the agreement. ”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has had good cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the nine reports of the agency confirm that Tehran has kept its commitments despite the other party,” M said. Rohani.
Referring to deliberate attempts by some countries against the Iranian missile program, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran went on to mention the silence of international communities during the invasion of Iran by Saddam Hussein: “Our people have experience national security rightly believe that the defensive power of their country is not negotiable. ”
“However, we are ready to negotiate with our friends about the sale of deadly weapons to the countries of the region by the West, including deadly fighters and missiles used to shoot down and displace people and destroy infrastructure in Yemen.” , he added.
President Rohani also said that the accusations that Iran was sending missiles to Yemen were completely incorrect and baseless: “Instead of these projections, efforts should be directed towards the immediate end of the war, the cessation of fire, help the innocent Yemenis and, ultimately, lay the groundwork for the beginning of inter-Yemeni dialogue “.
He said: “Iran will support any effort in this regard and will be ready to discuss with its friends in the European Union to enhance security and stability in the region, as well as to continue the fight against terrorism”.
The Dutch Foreign Minister expressed her condolences to the Iranian government and the nation on the plane crash, stressing that the European Union and the Netherlands are determined to maintain and develop their relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. ‘Iran in all areas’.
Sigrid Kaag added: “Dutch companies are ready to participate more actively in Iran’s projects for new technologies, agriculture and energy saving, and the Dutch government encourages companies to expand their activities in Iran” .
Highlighting the European Union’s commitment to the PGAC, she clarified on the role of the PGAC in developing these relations in various fields and stressed the need for further talks between Iran and the European Union to strengthen the confidence in areas of mutual interest.
Referring to Iran’s missile program, the Dutch Foreign Minister said Iran’s weapons program was legitimate and recognizable.
She also stressed the need for efforts to end the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and said: “The Netherlands believes that a ceasefire in Yemen should be immediately established and the process of dialogue should begin to establish stability and security in the country. “