Receiving credentials of the new Italian Ambassador to Tehran, Alberto Braddnini, the Iranian president said Tehran and Rome share identical views regarding many international developments. Such identical views can be used in line with promotion of bilateral cooperation as well as global peace and security.
Stressing that the era of war, conflicts, terrorism, and bloodshed is over, President Ahmadinejad said the world should enter a new era based on friendship, justice and mutual respect.
On Tehran-Rome relations, he said the existing cultural relations have resulted in expansion of all-out ties between the two nations.
As to bilateral trade and economic cooperation, Ahmadinejad expressed hope that the two countries would witness rise in mutual ties in the near future.
For his part, the Italian ambassador said the two countries can play a key role in global culture and civilization. The Islamic Republic of Iran can play a more active role in promotion of security and peace throughout the globe as well as in settlement of tensions and combat against terrorism, the new Italian ambassador added. He vowed to make great efforts to help boost Tehran-Rome relations in all fields.