TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the King of Sweden on the Scandinavian country’s National Day, hoping for the expansion of the bilateral relations in various fields.

In a letter to King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, the Iranian president congratulated the Swedish royal court and nation on the National Day, a holiday observed in Sweden on June 6 every year.

In his message, Rouhani expressed the hope that joint efforts by Tehran and Stockholm would boost their bilateral relations in various arenas and promote “regional and international understanding and peace.”

Last month, diplomats from Iran and Sweden held the third round of periodic political consultations between the two countries in Tehran, discussing bilateral, regional and international issues.

Iran and Sweden signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in June 2016 to convene periodic political consultations.