Great progress made in Vienna talks with Iran initiatives: FM
In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, Amirabdollahian and his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto discussed bilateral relations, the Vienna talks and the Ukrainian crisis.
Regarding the Vienna talks, Amirabdollahian said that given Iran’s initiatives, significant progress has been made in the negotiations, but some key issues between Iran and the United States remain to be resolved.
He noted that Iran and the United States are exchanging messages on these differences through the EU’s chief negotiator.
Iran’s foreign minister also stressed Iran’s seriousness about reaching a good, lasting deal if the United States acts realistically.
He further congratulated the ruling party Fidesz on its victory in the Hungarian parliamentary elections, expressing Iran’s readiness to expand its ties with Hungary and implement the agreements of the second Iran-Hungary Joint Economic Commission in various fields.
Amirabdollahian also highlighted the crisis in Ukraine, saying Iran opposes both war and sanctions and wants all countries to focus on a political approach in Ukraine.
For his part, the Hungarian Foreign Minister invited his Iranian counterpart to visit Hungary. Szijjarto stressed that his country is committed to expanding bilateral cooperation with Iran as part of Hungary’s foreign policy.
He further stressed the need to implement bilateral agreements between Tehran and Budapest, the Iranian Foreign Ministry reported.
Szijjarto referred to the talks in Vienna and expressed hope that an agreement would be reached following a constructive approach taken by all parties.
He also noted that Iran’s constructive approach is so valuable in reaching an agreement.
At the end of the conversation, Amirabdollahian appreciated Hungary for its humanitarian aid to facilitate the evacuation of Iranian nationals from Ukraine.