Romanian State Secretary for Global Affairs Carmen Burlacu paid an official visit to Iran over August 16-20, on which occasion she conveyed ‘a firm message of support for the continuation of negotiations in the nuclear file’, expressing her hope that these will result in the signing of a comprehensive agreement until the established term of Nov. 24, the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) informed in a release on Thursday.
At the same time, the two sides signed a Program of Exchange in Culture, Arts, Science and Education between Romania’s Government and the Government of Iran.
The agenda of the state secretary’s visit to the Iranian Foreign Ministry included a meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, as well as political consultations with deputy foreign ministers, i.e. Majid Takht-Ravanchi on European affairs and Amir Abdullahian as regards Middle East and Africa matters.
‘During the talks, emphasis was put on the bilateral relations overall and the main issues of international security, especially as regards the Middle East (Syria, Iraq) and the fight against terrorism,’ the release reads.
Carmen Burlacu also met with Mohammad Mahdi Zahedi, chairman of the Romania-Iran Friendship Parliamentary Group, the two sides stressing the need for parliamentary dialogue within the two states’ bilateral cooperation.
‘The Romanian delegation also paid a working visit to Isfahan to meet with provincial governor Mahmoud Seyed Hosseini, with the two parties underscoring the utility of cooperation between local authorities in all fields (economy, culture, education, sports and youth),’ according to the release.