Mogherini, Zarif issue joint statement on EU-Iran cooperation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 16
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The visiting EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a joint statement after a joint press conference in Tehran Apr. 16.
In the statement, published by the EU website, the two parties welcomed the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal) last January that contributed to opening a new chapter in the EU-Iran relations.
The sides also underlined their full commitment to the JCPOA and its implementation in all its aspects.
Mogherini and Zarif also reiterated their intention to develop a broad and comprehensive agenda for bilateral cooperation.
The two sides taking stock of their long standing relations, based upon mutual respect and interests, underlined their intention to develop a broad and comprehensive agenda for bilateral cooperation, said the statement.
The statement also reads that the EU and Iran intend to cooperate in various areas, including political consultations, human rights, economic cooperation, trade and investment, agriculture, transportation, energy and climate change, as well as civil nuclear field, environment, science, research and innovation, education, civil protection, culture, migration, drugs and regional issues.
Mogherini arrived in Tehran, Iran, Apr. 16 on a one-day visit heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation comprised of seven European commissioners.