Oct 21, 2020, 11:05 AM
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Next round of Iran-Ukraine talks on plane crash due in Kiev in November

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA - Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine Manouchahr Moradi said on Wednesday that the third round of Iran-Ukraine talks on January 8 crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane will be held in November in Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

"The second round of talks between Iran and Ukraine on plane crash was constructive, Moradi wrote in his Twitter account on Wednesday, saying that the second round of talks between the Iranian and Ukrainian deputy foreign ministers and expert delegations in Tehran has ended.

The two sides assessed the talks as "constructive" and stressed the need to resolve issues in accordance with international law, Moradi said.

The first round of talks was held on July 30-31, 2020, under the supervision of deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand, in Kiev, Ukraine.

Iranian and Ukrainian officials started the second round of talks on the passenger plane crash on October 19 expected to continue until October 21.

On Jan 8, 2020, a Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed in Tehran shortly after taking off from Iran's Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) with at least 170 passengers and crew, mostly Iranians, onboard.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand emphasized on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran never seeks to hide the details of the air disaster and violate the rights of the families of the victims.

Baharvand assured the families of the victims that the country's diplomatic apparatus, in coordination and cooperation with all relevant parties, will use all its capacities and efforts to remedy the rights of the victims.

He also stressed the determination of the Islamic Republic of Iran to sue and punish the perpetrators, administer justice, as well as compensate the survivors.


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