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Pope Francis (C) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) exchange gifts during their private audience on January 26, 2016, at the Vatican.  
President Hassan Rouhani described Iran as the safest and most stable country in the Middle East as he urged international investors to help modernise the country's sanctions-hit economy. On the second day of a landmark visit to Europe, the Iranian leader also pitched the Islamic Republic's potential for companies seeking a base in a region of 300 million people and vowed the government would never interfere in private business deals.
 / AFP / POOL / ANDREW MEDICHINI        (Photo credit should read ANDREW MEDICHINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis (C) and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) exchange gifts during their private audience on January 26, 2016, at the Vatican.  
President Hassan Rouhani described Iran as the safest and most stable country in the Middle East as he urged international investors to help modernise the country's sanctions-hit economy. On the second day of a landmark visit to Europe, the Iranian leader also pitched the Islamic Republic's potential for companies seeking a base in a region of 300 million people and vowed the government would never interfere in private business deals.
 / AFP / POOL / ANDREW MEDICHINI        (Photo credit should read ANDREW MEDICHINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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