Iran, Greek diplomats discuss ties in Tehran

deputy Foreign Minister for European and American affairs

Press TV -(Sun Nov 3, 2013) Senior Iranian and Greek diplomats have met in Tehran in an effort to discuss the expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries.

In a Saturday meeting in Tehran, Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi held talks with Greek Foreign Ministry Director General for Political Affairs Parasekeh Dimitrius Violus. 
During the meeting, the Greek official hailed the longstanding traditional relations between Tehran and Athens, expressing his country’s willingness to bolster its ties with the Islamic Republic. 
He also called for the exchange of views between Iran and Greece over various regional and international issues. 
Takht-e Ravanchi, for his part, said Iran, as an energy provider to Europe, is prepared to promote Tehran-Athens relations. 
The Iranian diplomat also touched upon Tehran’s nuclear talks with the six world powers — the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany — and said Iran views the talks seriously and positively. 
Takht-e Ravanchi stated that the talks had a good start in New York and continued in Geneva and the second round of negotiations will be also held in Geneva next week. 
Iran and the six world powers held two days of discussions over Tehran’s nuclear energy program behind closed doors in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 15-16. The two sides agreed to meet again in Geneva on November 7-8. 
On October 30, the representatives of Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany also held expert-level talks over Tehran’s nuclear issue in the Austrian capital, Vienna, before next week’s meeting in Geneva.

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