Iran plays a pivotal role in regional developments, Visiting President of European Parliament (EP) Martin Schultz said on Saturday in a joint press conference with Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
The EP president said, “Iran-Europe relations are at a crucial stage,” adding Larijani played a pivotal role in nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1.
Schultz went on to say, “The two sides are keen on expanding joint interests.”
Touching on the Syrian issue, he said that Iran plays a key role in the settlement of crisis in the Arab country.
Schulz who arrived in Tehran on Saturday to discuss stepping-up dialogue between the EU and Iran is to meet with President Rouhani as well as Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Schulz is also scheduled to meet with Secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani and Head of parliament’s Research Center Kazem Jalali.