TEHRAN, Dec. 20 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Deputy FM Araghchi heading a delegation has arrived in Paris on Wed. to take part in the fourth round of Iran-France political talks.
The talks will be headed by Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi and Secretary-General of France’s ministry of foreign affairs Maurice Gourdault-Montagne.
The talks, the fourth of their kind, will be held within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his visit to France.
These negotiations, which are regularly held in Tehran and Paris every six months, will serve as a mechanism within which the two countries develop their bilateral relations in various political, economic and cultural spheres.
Discussing the regional and international issues, especially developments in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East, are on the agenda of this round of talks.
In his two-day trip to Paris, Araghchi will also meet with French officials and deliver a lecture at the French Institute of International Relations.
Araghchi’s visit comes amid France’s repeated calls for holding negotations with Iranian officials on the country’s missile defense program – a call that has been strongly rejected by the Iranian side.