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Iran’s accession to Apostille Convention approved

Tehran, Secretary General of The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), announced the ratification of the accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, the Apostille Convention.

Christophe Bernasconi, in the meeting with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in The Hague with reference to the writing of over 40 international conventions and the International documents on private international law by HCCH, highlighted, "Membership in this convention is considered as one of the indicators of the desirability of a country for Foreign investment and considered in international assessments."

Recalling his visit to Iran and the capacities of the legal sector of the country, he expressed his hope that this would pave the way for Iran's growing cooperation with HCCH in the future.

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his part highlighted the necessity of direct interaction between the activities of The Hague Conference on Private International Law and its various conventions with the rights and welfare of the people and economic activists.

Calling as the useful and necessary a number of documents of HCCH for the provision of legal facilities and the acceleration of international communications and the elimination of many administrative and legal barriers, Alireza Kazemi said, "Nevertheless, the implementation of these conventions administratively and legally needs to change the usual internal processes, so the cooperation of the secretariat of the organization with the states at the review stage as well as their readiness to implement them is necessary.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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