TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The new ambassadors of five countries to Tehran, in separate meetings with the Iranian president at the beginning of their missions, expressed their respective governments’ willingness to enhance political, economic and cultural relations with the Islamic Republic.

The new ambassadors of Chile, Cuba, Ghana, Poland and Cyprus on Saturday submitted their credentials to President Hassan Rouhani, and outlined their countries’ plans to boost relations with Iran.

In the meeting with the incoming ambassador of Chile, Rouhani called for efforts to expand banking relations between Tehran and Santiago and facilitate joint investment in light of the removal of anti-Iran sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

For his part, the envoy said Chile’s private sector is eager to make investments in Iran, stressing the need for the removal of obstacles to banking relations between the two countries.

In another meeting, the Iranian president and Ghana’s ambassador discussed ways to broaden relations between Tehran and Accra in various fields, particularly culture, medicine and health care.

Rouhani also had a meeting with Cuba’s new ambassador, Alexis Bandrich Vega, which revolved around ways to boost scientific and economic interaction between Tehran and Havana.

They also agreed that closer cooperation among independent and freedom-seeking nations, like Iran and Cuba, could help counter the cruel policies and unilateral sanctions imposed by the US government.

Rouhani, who won a second term in May 2017 election, has announced that his administration's foreign policy is based on constructive interaction with the world while it sticks to the country's red lines.