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Iranian deputy FM discusses nuclear deal with Europeans

TehranIran's deputy foreign minister and European diplomats discussed the latest developments on the nuclear deal, as well as other mutual fields of interest in the region and the world.

Abbas Araqchi who was in Paris to participate in Euromoney Iran Conference, met with Britain's Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt on the sidelines of the conference on Thursday.

The British official reported his talks with Araqchi on his twitter account.

'I met with Iranian Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi in Paris today. We discussed the value of the Iran deal, and regional issues and roles. I look forward to welcoming him to London later this month to continue discussions.'

'The Iran nuclear deal has been instrumental in opening up Iran's economy to the international market,' he wrote.

Iran and the world major powers signed a nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2015. Under the agreement, Iran accepted to limit its nuclear program in exchange for economic sanctions relief.

Araqchi also met with French senior officials, including Nicolas de Rivier, Franc's Foreign Ministery Director General for political affairs. They discussed JCPOA as well as cooperation on mutual issues.

The Euromoney Iran Conference will showcase the vast investment opportunities which Iran offers in capital markets, oil and gas, aviation, automotive, tourism and insurance industries.

Some Iranian officials, including Central Bank of Iran Governor Valiollah Seif and economic advisor to Iran's president Masoud Nili, attended the day-long conference.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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