The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc and China share commitment to preserve a nuclear agreement signed between Iran and major world powers in 2015 and to work for its continuation.
Mogherini was speaking at a joint press point with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Brussels on Friday following the EU-China strategic dialogue after the United States’ move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), last month.
“Indeed, we are one hundred percent determined to continue cooperation between China and the European Union, but I can add also with Russia as it belongs to the signatory countries, but also with other partners internationally who are committed to preserve the nuclear deal and its full implementation,” the senior EU official said.
Mogherini added that she held talks with the Chinese foreign minister on the “key” issue of the full continued implementation of the nuclear deal that has been the result of twelve long years of diplomatic work.
She noted that China played an “essential” role in the nuclear negotiations and would continue such its leading role in the upcoming weeks, months and years “in continuing the full implementation of the agreement.”
The senior EU official stressed the importance of “the continued implementation of the nuclear-related commitments” under the JCPOA and said, “China’s contribution here is relevant, key, and essential – in particular, the leading role that China has on the Arak [heavy water reactor] project.”
Source: Press TV