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Iran, Australia resume Human Rights talks after 15-year halt

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 28, The first round of Iran and Australia talks on Human Rights issue after a 15-year halt resumed in the Australian capital Canberra on Monday.

According to Iran's embassy, the meeting was held between director general for human rights and women's affairs at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zahra Pishgahi-Fard and the Director General of Human Rights and Women at Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lachlan Strauhan.

In the meeting the two sides examined avenues to broaden cooperation on human rights interaction with various countries, exchange of experiences and ways to boost mutual cooperation mainly on issues related to human rights.

The second round of talks on Humanitarian affairs will be held next spring in Tehran.

In these round of talks, Australia once again underlined its commitments on ratification of protocols against torture, merciless behavior, insult or punishment while underling the significant role of independent human rights institutes.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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