FM spokesman: Time set for Rouhani’s visit to Europe

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Monday that the time for President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Europe has been set and arrangements are underway for the the president’s tour to other countries as well.

Speaking in his weekly briefing, Jaberi Ansari said that after the necessary planning and arrangements with the other governments, details of President Rouhani’s second visit to Europe will be announced.

On negotiations to stabilize oil market, the spokesman said that efforts are underway by the OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers and that they have held different talks in Iran and other countries.

He said that Iran supports the producers’ efforts to ensure a fair and reasonable price for crude oil. However, he noted that Iran insists on retaking its quota in the oil market.

The producers which increased their production during sanctions times have to reduce their output to help diplomatic negotiations bear fruit, Jaberi Ansari said.

He said that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev will pay a visit to Tehran to discuss political, economic and energy issues with senior officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran.