C o m m u n i q u é
The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, sent the following message to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani:
«On behalf of myself and of all of Italy, I would like to express my sincerest congratulations for your re-election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and for the important election result obtained, and to wish you all the possible success for your second term in office.
During your first term in office, Iran courageously launched a constructive dialogue with the international community to reach an agreement on the nuclear issue, which constitutes a result of historic importance.
I confide that in the upcoming years, the political and cultural cooperation already established between Iran and Italy, as well as our economic and commercial collaboration, might become continuously stronger, in the pursuit of our common values of peace and development.
Moreover, I am certain that during your second term in office, Iranian and Italian authorities will be able to grasp every possible opportunity in a common effort to assure the stability of the region and a dialogue between nations and to tighten the ties of friendship that bind our two peoples, the heirs of civilisations thousands of years old.
It is with this in mind that I renew my best wishes for the performance of your important mandate and for the wellbeing of our friends, the Iranian people».
Rome, 21 May 2017