Oct 23, 2021 15:34 UTC
  • Iran-P4+1 talks on sanctions removal to resume soon: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the negotiations between Tehran and the P4+1 group of countries on the removal of US anti-Iran sanctions will be resumed in the near future.

According to Press TV, in a meeting with Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Khusrav Noziri in Tehran on Saturday, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the recent talks between Iran and the European Union in Tehran, and added that Iran would resume the negotiations with the P4+1 group (Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany) soon.

Elsewhere in the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian hailed the implementation of a number of long-term and infrastructure projects by the ECO in various fields, including transportation, trade, monetary and banking sections, and expressed hope that the remaining plans would be completed during the tenure of Noziri, who took office in August.

The top Iranian diplomat also denounced the recent terrorist attacks in the Afghan cities of Kunduz and Kandahar, describing Afghanistan as an important ECO member.

He further said that Iran would continue to support the ECO and its chief and expressed hope that ECO member states would make important decisions that would strengthen regional cooperation during the upcoming summit of the organization.

Noziri, for his part, commended Iran’s support for his appointment as the new ECO secretary general and outlined plans for the 15th ECO Summit, which is scheduled to be held on November 28, 2021 in Turkmenistan.

The ECO chief said Iran plays a leading role in the Asian political and economic intergovernmental organization and called for the continuation of Tehran’s support.