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Foreign Minister Comanescu meets Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif: This is a favorable time to take cooperation between Iran and the international community to a new level

Minister of Foreign Affairs Lazar Comanescu met on Saturday with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, informs a Saturday release to Agerpres.

The Romanian minister congratulated Iran on its efforts towards the implementation of the measures set forth in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed upon in July 2015 by Iran and the E3/EU+3 states (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States). These efforts culminated in the lifting of the multilateral and national economic and financial sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear programme. The Romanian chief diplomat said that this is a favorable time to take cooperation between Iran and the international community to a new level, as well as for boosting the bilateral Romanian-Iranian dialogue, especially on economic ground.

In turn, the Iranian foreign minister expressed appreciation for the traditional relations of cooperation with Romania, highlighting his country’s interest in boosting cooperation on political and diplomatic ground, as well as across sectors. To this effect, new bilateral contacts are envisaged: a visit by the Romanian foreign minister to Tehran in the near future, and a new round of political-diplomatic consultations during 2016.

During the meeting, the sides also reviewed developments in the Middle East, emphasizing the need for intensified efforts by the international community to combat radicalism and extremism, reads the press release.

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