The European Union and Iran have agreed to increase cooperation in the fields of energy, financial services and transport. This information was released by the head of European diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday.
Mogherini said that experts from the European Union and Iran have already begun intensive consultations on Tuesday to get practical resolutions in the coming weeks.
“We work on concrete practical solutions, the agreement is very complicated and detailed, it does not have to be altered,” said Mogherini.
“We have not discussed any changes to the agreement,” she emphasized.
According to Mogherini, the talks seek to “maintain and deepen economic relations with Iran”, continue sales of Iranian oil and gas products, ensure “the efficiency of banking operations with Iran,” as well as “maintain relations in the maritime sector, land and air. ”
Previously, it was reported that the European Union is determined to maintain the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) , also known as the Iranian nuclear agreement because of the importance of the agreement for the security of the region.
On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington would leave the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 and that the country would restore sanctions previously taken from Iran.
“The EU is determined to preserve this agreement which is essential for our security and also for the security of the region. It is an essential part of the global non-proliferation architecture,” Mogherini said previously.
Earlier yesterday, Mogherini held a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif about the JCPOA. Both sides pointed out that the talks were fruitful.
On July 14, 2015, the European Union with China, Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States signed the JCPOA with Iran. The agreement provided for a gradual withdrawal of sanctions against Tehran, which in turn would reduce its program and allow for international inspections to ensure that the nature of the program remains peaceful.