European Union External Action

High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell travels to Iran 

Brussels, 02/02/2020 - 10:30, UNIQUE ID: 200202_3
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Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, will travel to Iran on 3- 4 February. 

During his visit, the High Representative will meet with President Hassan Rouhani, with the Speaker of the Majlis, Ali Larijani, and with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

These meetings will provide opportunities to discuss the recent regional developments. High Representative Borrell received a strong mandate from the EU foreign ministers to engage in diplomatic dialogue with regional partners, to de-escalate tensions and seek opportunities for political solutions to the current crisis.

The visit to Tehran follows the High Representative's visit to Jordan on 2 February, where he meets with his majesty King Abdullah II and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

The visit will also be an opportunity to convey the EU’s strong commitment to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation between the European Union and Iran.

Audiovisual coverage of the visit will be available on EbS.