Italian PM to Visit Iran, April 12-13

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is scheduled to pay a two-day visit to Tehran this month, a report said.

The Italian premier’s office released a statement on Monday, saying Renzi will “make an official visit to Iran on April 12 and 13″, Gazzetta del Sud news website reported.

Renzi’s visit will come after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s trip to Rome in late January.

Iran and Italy signed deals worth up to 17 billion euros ($18.42 billion) during Rouhani’s 48-hour stay in Italy.

Italy was one of Iran’s leading economic and trade partners before sanctions when annual exchanges amounted to 7 billion euros compared with $1.6 billion euros now.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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