Norway calls for revival of JCPOA
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen SÃ¸reide held talks on bilateral relations and the situation in Afghanistan. The negotiations took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Norwegian Foreign Minister reiterated that Iran will retain its special place in her country’s foreign policy despite the changes that will occur in the Norwegian government in a few weeks.
Eriksen SÃ¸reide spoke about the situation in Afghanistan and called for more disciplined discussions on the issue. She said developments in Afghanistan have far-reaching implications for the region and the world.
The Norwegian Foreign Minister also spoke about the Iran nuclear deal and said the deal is very important in international politics. She also expressed hope that the nuclear deal will be revived.
Amirabdollahian also said Iran was interested in organizing a joint political commission with Norway at the level of deputy foreign ministers for political affairs. He also invited the Norwegian Foreign Minister to visit Iran.
Amirabdollahian also spoke of the high potential for expanding relations with Norway, saying that the priority of the new Iranian government is to deepen economic relations with other countries and that this administration is ready to expand its relations.
Iran’s foreign minister said there was plenty of room for serious cooperation between Iran and Norway. He stressed that the situation in Afghanistan can only be resolved through genuine dialogue between Afghan factions and the formation of an inclusive government. Amirabdollahian warned that if all groups do not contribute to the process, serious challenges could arise in the future. Iran’s foreign minister said the Islamic Republic of Iran has done everything possible to help the Afghans. He said Iran is ready to cooperate with Norway to this end.