Vienna to continue efforts to deal with sanctions

London, Sept 26, IRNA- Vice-Speaker of the Austrian Federal Parliament Magnus Brunner in a meeting with the chairman and members of the parliamentary friendship group of Iran and Austria in Vienna said that his country will continue its efforts to preserve the JCPOA.

He stated that Austria as rotating president of the European Union (EU) will do its best to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

During this visit, Brunner added that the development of cooperation between small- and medium-sized enterprises as well as provincial partnerships could be a well-suited solution.

Hossein Amiri Khamkani, chairman of the parliamentary friendship of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Austria at the head of a four-member delegation, traveled to Vienna, the capital of Austria, at the invitation of Wolfgang Gerstl, head of the Austrian Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Reinhold Lopatka, chairman of the Austrian Parliament's European Commission, met with the Iranian delegation yesterday calling Iran the most stable country in the region, adding that Iran has a long-standing civilization and a rich cultural background in the world, and the Iranian nation must feel pride that way.

“We do not support any terrorist acts and terrorism,” Lopatka said about the recent terrorist attack in Ahvaz.

Iran’s parliamentary delegation also exchanged views with some members of the Austrian Foreign Policy Commission on the relations between the two countries, especially the parliamentary cooperation, as well as JCPOA and developments in the region.

Meetings will also be held with the chairman of the Parliament's Finance Committee, the Secretary-General of the Chamber of Commerce, and the President and vice president of the Commission of Foreign and Vice-President of the Foreign Ministry, and will discuss issues of mutual interest.

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