Tehran (IP)- "Athens is looking for more cooperation with Tehran and is eager to exchange students, experts, professors, and medical researches," said the Greek Ambassador to Tehran.

Iran PressIran news: In an interview with Iran Press on the sidelines of a meeting of Iran's Health Minister with the ambassadors, Dimitri Alexandrakis said: "On a broader level, of course, Iran and Greece are cooperating in cultural, economic and political fields."

Greece and Iran are linked by thousands of years of shared history.

Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Alexis, visited Tehran in 2016 and laid the basis for closer cooperation between the two countries. During his visit, the following agreements were signed:

a) A Memorandum of Understanding on political consultations.

 b) An agreement was exempting diplomatic and service passports from visa requirements.

c) A road map on reinforcing bilateral cooperation.

Greece also welcomes the signing and implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program, considering it a significant positive development for the wider region.

Before the Prime Minister's visit, the following meetings had taken place in 2015 at the level of Foreign Ministers:

a) Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visit to Athens, (2015)

b) Greek Foreign Minister Mr. Nikos Kotzias visit to Tehran (2015) 


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