Iran, Italy Vow to Expand Bilateral Ties, Discuss Regional Developments

Iran, Italy Vow to Expand Bilateral Ties, Discuss Regional DevelopmentsDuring the meeting in the Italian capital on Friday, Sajjadpour and Sereni underlined that there are various capacities to enhance the level of economic relations, and called for taking advantage of the capacities.

The Italian deputy foreign minister called for holding regular consultations between the two countries.

Sereni, meantime, expressed Italy’s support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Sajjadpour, for his part, elaborated on measures taken by Iran to save the JCPOA within the framework of maintaining cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and compliance with the commitments.

He noted that the nuclear accord is a bilateral agreement and other parties are expected to implement their commitments.

Pointing to Italy as first trade partner of Iran in Europe, he said using opportunities and removal of the obstacles are of importance for developing relations.

The senior Iranian diplomat also underlined his country’s readiness for holding regular consultations with Italy.

In a relevant development in mid-November, Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Manlio Di Stefano in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Rome Hamid Bayat discussed bilateral relations and regional developments, and called for maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“The JCPOA is a major international Agreement, and Italy supports the deal which has been confirmed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),” Di Stefano said.

The Iranian ambassador, for his part, said that Iran and Italy have age-old relations, adding that Rome should take more serious measures to forge its relations with Tehran.

Bayat, meantime, pointed to Iran's latest measures to reduce its JCPOA commitments JCPOA, and underlined the need for EU to fulfill its commitments.

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