ROME, June 12 /ITAR-TASS/. Negotiations on Iran’s nuclear dossier were in the focus of talks between Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and visiting Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov in Rome on Wednesday.
“Italy expresses its complete support and hopes for a positive outcome of the negotiating process involving the P5+1 group [the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany], Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Tehran on the Iranian nuclear programme,” the Italian minister said in a statement.
According to the press service of the Italian foreign ministry, Ryabkov and Mogherinin discussed preparations for and prospects of the next round of the P5+1 meetings in Vienna on June 16-20.
Ryabkov, who had come to Rome to attend a conference dedicated to the establishment of a zone free from mass destruction weapons in the Middle East, also had a brief meeting with Iranian Deputy Minister Abbas Aragchi, who had arrived in Rome from Geneva after talks with representatives from the United States and France.