Second Iran-Europe cooperation conference to be held on June 21

IRNA – The second Iran-Europe cooperation conference is slated for June 21-22 in the Belgian capital city of Brussels.

The conference under the theme of ‘New Horizon’ will discuss ways to counter the Iranophobia project after the US May 8 unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s deputy vice president for international and technological affairs Ali Morteza Birang announced here on Monday.

Iran-Europe conference organized by Iranian Ravand Institute for Economic and International Studies is to focus on developing bilateral economic cooperation and internationalizing the knowledge-based companies, Birang said.

The first Iran-Europe cooperation conference was held three years ago in Vienna, the official said, adding the US May decision has made many European companies be cautious about their cooperation with Iran.

He further underlined the importance of creating a positive atmosphere in Iran-Europe cooperation in order to counter moves against bilateral relations.

In Brussels, Iranian and European officials are to identify the new horizon for bilateral cooperation in the areas of technology, energy, national resources, etc, Birang said.

US President Donald Trump announced his decision about the Iran Deal on May 8 and withdrew his country unilaterally from the international agreement. Many world powers, including Russia, China, and the European Union (EU) are against Trump’s decision. US government has spared no efforts to sabotage economic relations between Iran and Europe.