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The Minister Holds Bilateral Consultations with his Iranian Counterpart
09/01/2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, have celebrated their first bilateral meeting within the framework of the Raisina Dialogue; an important discussion forum on geopolitics and global security hosted by the Indian Government.

Both parties have addressed issues of common interest and concern, starting with a key point in the international agenda: the satisfactory compliance of the nuclear deal (JCPOA), endorsed by Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council, which they have referred to as a landmark in the non-proliferation architecture. With the aim of preserving it and bringing the expected economic results to fruition, both of them have highlighted the importance of concluding a mechanism known as an EU Special Purpose Vehicle as soon as possible.

Minister Josep Borrell took this occasion to reiterate Spain’s commitment to reaching stability and peace in the region, calling on countries with the ability to influence this area, such as Iran, to help constructively.

 

 

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