Jan 5, 2014, 6:00 PM
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Araqchi is to meet Ashton's deputy this week

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA -- Deputy Foreign Minister and a member of Iran's negotiating team Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday that he is to meet with deputy of EU foreign policy chief Helga Schmid this week.

Speaking to IRNA, he said the exact date and venue of the meeting has not been set yet.

On the proposal made by the head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi on inclusion of additional members to Iran's negotiating team, he said, "We welcome the views of the experts."

"As soon as negotiations for clinching the final step deal of the comprehensive agreement begin, we will welcome to see additional members to join the team," Araqchi said.