Iranian, Italian FMs Hold Talks on Various Issues

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Foreign ministers of Iran and Italy discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation on Monday.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni Silveri exchanged views on Tehran-Rome bilateral relations in the conversation.

They also talked about the regional developments and some issues of mutual interest.

Italy, one of Iran’s oldest European trade partners, has intensified efforts in recent months to boost economic interaction with Iran.

In September, at a meeting with Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in New York, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Italy can once again become Iran’s main trade partner in Europe following the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

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