Deputy FM, Irish Counterpart Explore Region, Ties
In a meeting in Dublin on Tuesday, Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi and his Irish counterpart Berry Robinson explored ways of increasing mutual ties and exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and the world.
A wide range of subjects, including political, parliamentary, economic, cultural and scientific issues, were discussed in the meeting and the shared resolve to promote bilateral relations was stressed, IRNA reported. Takht-Ravanchi, who was in Dublin to meet Irish officials, touched on the existing capacities in the two countries and called for more active participation by Ireland in investment projects and joint cooperation on trade, civil development and environmental issues.
He pointed to the positive attitude of the Iranian nation toward Ireland and described the outlook for bilateral cooperation as positive.
Elsewhere, the senior diplomat referred to the latest developments in the talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany) over Tehran’s nuclear program and described the ongoing talks as “serious” and “constructive, emphasizing that Iran will never hesitate to safeguard its nuclear rights.
He stated that reaching an agreement even before the self-imposed June 30 deadline is feasible if the other side did not raise “excessive” and “illogical” demands.
The two officials exchanged views on the latest developments in the region, the conditions in Iraq and Syria, the activities of the so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and the threat of extremism and terrorism.
Berry Robinson stressed Dublin’s resolve for promotion of bilateral cooperation and said the Irish government backs private and public companies to help them take part in the implementation of joint plans.
The deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs also met with Chairman of the Irish Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen on Monday.