Monday, May 25, 2009

Romania keen to expand relations with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA) - Vice-Speaker of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies Adrian Nastase underlined his country’s eagerness to expand relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. 
Nastase made the remarks in a meeting with Director of Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies Seyed Rasoul Mousavi in Bucharest. 

As former Prime Minister, former Parliament Speaker and current President of Titulescu European Foundation, Nastase also urged expansion of relations between the two sides’ think thanks. 

He also stressed his enthusiasm for visiting Iran and giving lectures in the Iranian foreign ministry’s institute for political and international studies. 

Also during his stay in Bucharest, Rasoul Mousavi discussed bilateral ties and other issues of mutual interests in separate meetings with the President of the Romanian Science Academy, Director General of the Institute for European Studies, President of Romania’s Center of Euro-Asian Studies and Romanian foreign ministry’s Director General. 

Mousavi visited Romania to attend an energy confab in Bucharest last Tuesday dubbed as ‘New Interests for Safeguarding Basic Infrastructures’. 

During his address to the gathering, the Iranian official reiterated that Iran’s gas reserves play a strategic role in the security of the world energy. 

Mousavi also briefed participants about the volume of Iran’s oil and gas reserves and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s plans to transfer energy to the East through the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline and the West through participation in different projects for transferring gas to Europe. 

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