FM Zarif receives EP’s Lewandowski in Tehran

TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif received European Parliament’s 10-member strong delegation to Tehran, headed by Janusz Lewandowski, on Saturday in Tehran.

In the afternoon on Saturday, at the HQ of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Janusz Lewandowski, the Chairman of the European Parliament’s (EP) Group for Relations with Iran.

Mr. Lewandowski who arrived in Tehrtan early on Saturday morning, is heading a 10-member entourage of veteran European politicians, consisted of German politician Cornelia Ernst, from Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left who also serves as the Vice-Chair of the EP Group for Relations with Iran, German politician Klaus Buchner from Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Austrian politician Josef Weidenholzer, from Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Italian politician Flavio Zanonato, from Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, and Italian politician Niccolò Rinaldi.

Visiting Tehran at the invitation of the Iranian Chairman of Iran-EP Parliamentary Relations Group Kezam Jalali, the European politicians will pay a visit to Iranian historic city of Isfahan at the end of their three day stay. Isfahan is home to many monuments of Safavid era.

Discussing avenues opened by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement between Iran and 5+1 group of countries signed in July 14, 2015, is one of the topics topping the agenda of bilateral talks in Tehran.

The nuclear deal, which has brought a plethora of economic benefits for European countries with removing the sanctions which acted in favor of Iran’s Asian partners, especially China, was put into effect in early 2016. Also human rights issues are to be brought up during the bilateral talks.

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