Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has underlined relations between the Islamic Republic and Cuba, saying the two countries can play a major role in international organizations. “The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba can play a significant role in international organizations, including the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) through cooperation,” Rouhani said in a meeting with new Cuban Ambassador to Tehran Vladimir Andres Gonzalez Quesada on Saturday. He said Tehran and Havana share common viewpoints in major international issues and Iran enjoys good relations with Latin American countries, particularly Cuba. The ties between the two countries are high at the political level and we should try to develop bilateral cooperation in cultural, economic and technological sectors as well, the Iranian president said. He said that independent countries, including Iran and Cuba, needed to boost unity against efforts by world powers to sow discord.
“We need to further boost unity to make the big powers understand that the era of bullying has come to an end and that they need to take justice into consideration in dealings with other countries,” he said.During the meeting, the Cuban envoy also submitted his credentials to the Iranian president and underlined the significance of relations with the Islamic Republic. He expressed his country’s readiness to further expand relations with Iran in different sectors. He also said that Iran and Cuba enjoyed numerous commonalities in different issues and voiced his country’s support of Iran’s nuclear energy program. AR/HGH