Published On: Mon, May 8th, 2017

Iran’s Rouhani congratulates France Macron on presidential victory

Araweelo News Network

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Tehran(ANN)-Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his emphatic victory in the French presidential election, expressing hope that the relations between the two countries would further deepen in line with their common interests.

In his Monday message to the newly-elected French president, Rouhani said under the aegis of positive mutual interaction and cooperation, Tehran-Paris relations would certainly witness more growth and boost in all fields of common interests in politics, economics and culture.

He expressed Iran’s “readiness to constantly exchange views [with the French officials] on bilateral, regional and international issues” and hoped that obstacles in the way of enhanced cooperation would be removed during Macron’s tenure.

On Monday, the French Interior Ministry announced that Macron had been officially elected president after winning 66.1 percent of valid votes in the run-off. His rival, Marine Le Pen, garnered only 33.9 percent of the votes.

It also announced that 11.5 percent of the votes had been either blank or spoiled, while just over 25 percent of the country’s registered voters had abstained.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi also on Monday congratulated the French government and people on Macron’s election success.

He expressed hope that the two countries would further strengthen relations in line with common interests after Macron’s victory and based on grounds prepared during recent years.

Macron is seen as a centrist who aims to continue the policies of outgoing President Francois Hollande by deregulating the economy and deepening integration with the European Union.

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