Deputy FM, EU Lawmakers Discuss Ties

Deputy FM, EU Lawmakers Discuss TiesDeputy FM, EU Lawmakers Discuss Ties

Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi discussed expansion of Iran-EU relations with two members of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

In a meeting on the sidelines of the second phase of high-level talks between Iran and the EU in the Belgian capital, Takht-Ravanchi held separate meetings with Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok and Gianni Brok, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, Tasnim News Agency reported.

During the talks, the senior Iranian diplomat exchanged views with them on a range of issues, including ways of promoting relations between Iran and the EU as well as the latest regional developments.

The Iranian and European officials also stressed the need for developing parliamentary ties between Tehran and the 28-nation bloc.

On Wednesday, Takht-Ravanchi and Secretary-General for European External Action Service Helga Schmid led the second phase of Iran-EU talks on a wide range of issues, including human rights, banking and energy ties, Middle East conflicts and the international anti-terror campaign.

The first round of the talks was held in Tehran in February.

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