Mottaki upbeat on next Iran, P5+1 talks
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki expressed optimism on next round of talks between Iran and P5+1, ISNA reported.
His remarks came after the European Union's Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton, who represents world powers in the nuclear dialogue with Iran proposed a new round of meetings in Vienna next month.
"I am upbeat on Iran's talks with P5-plus-one," Mottaki told reporters upon his arrival at Friends of Democratic Pakistan meeting in Brussels on Friday with foreign ministers and dignitaries of 26 countries present.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran has already proposed late October or early November as appropriate time for negotiations," Mottaki said.
As to Iran's position on assisting Pakistani nation to tackle affects of the recent flooding, Mottaki said, "Friends of Democratic Pakistan group was formed in 2007 and Iran does any measure to help the country resolve its problems."
"Iran has spent 100 million dollars to help Pakistani flood-hit victims and improve infrastructures of the country."
Iranian Foreign Minister went on to say that, "Iran as a country playing a leading role in regional stability has sided with Pakistani state and nation, it regards security of development and boosting security of Pakistan as its own security and development and always backs establishment of security and stability in the neighboring country."
He expressed hope the meeting could bear fruitful results for Pakistani nation.
Pakistan's floods which began in late July has displaced more than 10 million people and affected 21 million others.
Millions of the victims are living miserable lives in southern Sindh province.