Saturday, May 12, 2012

Former French PM in Tehran- Update

Former French Prime Minister Michel Rocard arrived in Tehran on a 3-day visit for meetings with senior Iranian officials. Today, he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi at his office in downtown Tehran. Rocard, a member of the French Socialist Party, is facilitating fresh contacts between Iran and the new French Socialist government of president-elect Francois Hollande, said Michel Dubois, a senior aide who accompanies Rocard during his trip. 

Hollande will be sworn in as the new president on 15 May. 
Salehi told Rocard that he hopes the election of Francois Hollande will lead to the expansion of Tehran-Paris relations [IRNA, 12 May]. 

Photo: Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Greeting Former French PM Michel Rocard. Tehran. 12 May 2012. IRNA Photo


Anonymous said...

michel rocard, not richard rocard.

Scriptio said...

Dear friend,

It is *Michel* Rocard.

Thanks a lot for the news and your blog.

Nader Uskowi said...

Thanks for the correction, and sorry for the mistake.

Anonymous said...

Seems the political landscape has changed dramatically..Now lets watch the big boys do real politics..The EU will settle for any deal with Iran on the nuclear issue in the upcoming meeting in Baghdad now that Tel Aviv's man in Europe's kicked out of power. The confrontation is one which is costing the EU too much in an unstable economic times. They don't need it.

Which makes one wonder..Did Iran have a hand in Sarkozy's downfall?

As we know, Sarkozy was the glue that bound the hawkish EU policies towards Iran - along with his British tag-along, William Hague.

Wheels within wheels...;^)

Anonymous said...

Remember the old saying...."Never trust a Frenchmen."

Enough said.