Tehran (IP): The Secretary-General at the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, visiting Iran to hold the fifth round of political talks between the two countries met with Iran's Foreign Minister

Iran PressIran news: During the meeting, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said: "Iran attaches great importance to the relations with Austria."

Expressing hope for increased economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, Amir-Abdollahian appreciated Austria for donating the Covid-19 vaccine to Iran, calling for more cooperation between the two countries in corona vaccines.

The Iranian minister stressed the European Union to take more responsibility for the rights of displaced Afghans, condemning the rise of ISIS  and terrorist groups in Afghanistan, along with the terrorist acts in recent weeks in the country.

Peter Launsky praised the friendly relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Austria, expressing hope that the Joint Comprehensive Plan Action (JCPOA) would be revived with the participation of all parties.

He also condemned the recent terrorist acts in Afghanistan, noting: "The Islamic Republic of Iran and Austria have common concerns regarding ISIS."

The fifth round of political talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Austria was held today (October 16) in Tehran, chaired by Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, and Peter Launsky, the Secretary-General at Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister called the long history of relations between the two countries a valuable asset.



Regarding the regional issues, Bagheri Kani, while reviewing the latest developments in Yemen and Afghanistan, as well as efforts to help reduce the problems, stated: "The Yemeni people have been under the most severe military attacks for five years and it is expected that European countries take serious action to stop the ongoing catastrophes."

Stressing Iran's adherence to its commitments, the Deputy Foreign Minister added: "Europe did not withdraw from the JCPOA as the US did, but did not take effective and practical action within the framework of its commitments."

The Austrian official, while pointing to the significant potential in the economic relations between the two countries, underscored the desire of Austrian companies to participate in the Iranian market. 219