Iran, Italy discuss bilateral ties, regional developments over phone

FNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio in a telephone conversation discussed bilateral relations and the latest developments in the region.

During the telephone talk on Monday, Zarif and Di Maio exchanged views on ways for broadening of economic and regional security cooperation.

The Iranian and Italian foreign ministers vowed to further expand their bilateral relations in different fields, specially in the areas of economy and business.

In a relevant development in mid-November, 2019, Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Manlio Di Stefano in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Rome Hamid Bayat discussed bilateral relations and regional developments, and called for maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“The JCPOA is a major international Agreement, and Italy supports the deal which has been confirmed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC),” Di Stefano said.

The Iranian ambassador, for his part, said that Iran and Italy have age-old relations, adding that Rome should take more serious measures to forge its relations with Tehran.

Bayat, meantime, pointed to Iran’s latest measures to reduce its JCPOA commitments JCPOA, and underlined the need for EU to fulfill its commitments.