EU/E4 political consultations on regional issues with Iran were hosted in Brussels on 18 March 2019. This is the fifth meeting in this format.
The meeting was chaired by European External Action Service (EEAS) Secretary General Helga Schmid and attended by France, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom at the level of Political Directors. The Iranian delegation was led by Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The discussions focused on the political and humanitarian situation in Yemen. All sides reiterated their strong support to a continued UN-led process under the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffith and underlined the importance of the Stockholm Agreement and its swift implementation, in particular in Hodeidah.
The participants also updated on the outcome of the Brussels III Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” and on follow-up to the Astana process on Syria.
The participants agreed to meet again in this format in the near future.