Greek min.: No impediment to expansion of Iran-Greece relations

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Greek Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Theodoros Dritsas, on Thursday announced that his country wants all-out expansion of relations with Iran, considering no impediment on the way.

Dritsas told Iran’s Ambassador to Greece Majid Motalebi Shabestari that there are abundant capacity for cooperation between the two countries in shipping and Greek shipping and ports can play an important role in transfer of Iranian energy and goods to the world markets.
He also urged exchange of views by Iranian and Greek authorities to expand the two-way cooperation.
The Iranian diplomat for his part pointed to recent visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Iran and described it as a turning point in bilateral relations. ‘The road map of the two-way cooperation was agreed upon in the meeting and the framework and highlights of mutual cooperation, including in the area of shipping, were specified.’
He said mutual cooperation in the international organizations will expand.

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