A delegation of the Italian army is visiting the Iranian Armed Forces’ different units in line with military interactions between Tehran and friendly states, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The delegation consisting of 5 high-ranking Italian military men visited different sectors of the Iranian Armed Forces’ units in 5 days.
The Italian Army’s visit to Iran started on Sunday and ended on Wednesday.
Iran and Italy have tried to continue their friendly relations at a high level even during the sanctions era and now after the removal of embargos against Tehran, both countries are striving to further expand ties.
In relevant remarks in August, Iranian Ambassador to Rome Jahanbakhsh Mozzafari underlined the need for the expansion of bilateral ties between Tehran and Rome.
“Iran and Italy should try to broaden their mutual cooperation in different areas,” Mozzafari said.
He underlined that both countries are trying to remove obstacles on the path toward implementation of cooperation agreements signed between the two countries, and said, “Rome and Tehran are trying to remove financial, banking, insurance and technical obstacles.”
Also, in mid-April, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed that Tehran attaches great importance to its relations with Rome, and called for the rapid implementation of the agreements recently endorsed by the two countries.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran attaches great importance to its ties with Italy, and Rome’s stances during the hard times of sanctions were balanced compared with some other countries,” Rouhani told reporters in a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Tehran.
He referred to the endorsement of 36 cooperation documents by both countries during his January visit to Italy and Renzi’s current visit to Iran, and said, “Implementation of these 36 documents can create a new path to develop economic relations between the two countries, especially in investment fields and importing new technologies from Italy to Iran,” he added.