Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif stressed on Thursday that the nuclear deal is not only an agreement between the Islamic Republic and the United States, but it is an international agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group, calling on the European Union to perform a more effective role in regional issues.
Meeting the Slovakian President Andrei Kiska in Bratislava, Zarif stressed that bilateral relations with Slovakia should be improved in the new era of JCPOA, noting that he is accompanied by a delegation of businessmen and entrepreneurs which would bring a promise of good economic relations with Slovakia.
“We see the prospects of joint investments very promising, with banking transactions now unbound by the restrictions of sanctions,” he emphasized.
Turned to Syrian and Yemeni crises where humanitarian disaster had long been an issue, Zarif called on Slovakia to be more active and effective in advancing talks to facilitate humanitarian aid in these countries aid for being the head of the European Union.
“Dire situations in Syria and Yemen entail more active EU role in general. Iran welcomes any EU initiative to end the war and violence in Yemen and Syria through non-military means,” he suggested.
For his part, Kiska hailed Iran as an influential country in the region and a potentially powerful economy which Slovakia welcomed deepening ties with.
“Iran and EU have directed relations in an accurate path and will be improved further; nuclear deal with world powers showed that Iran diplomatic efforts could achieve what major wars would not; your country enjoys an excellent position and stability amid the turmoil of the region,” Kiska told the meeting.
Source: Al-Manar Website