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The High Representative of the European Union for the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, has decided to appoint Catherine Ashton as her Special Advisor for facilitating the nuclear talks with Iran, following the extension of the agreement on 24November. To ensure the continuity of negotiations, which require full-time dedication, Catherine Ashton will facilitate the talks and report regularly to the High Representative.
High Representative Mogherini will attend the meetings on those occasions when the E3+3 Ministers together meet the Iranian Foreign Minister.
The EEAS Political Director Helga Schmid and her team will continue to support Catherine Ashton in these endeavours.