Extracts from the press conference by Catherine Ashton at the E3/EU+3 with Iran talks in Geneva
Type: Summary of press conference
End production: 16/10/2013 First transmission: 16/10/2013
On 16 October 2013, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, went to Geneva where she participated in the E3/EU+3 talks with Iran over the nuclear programme of the country.
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||Arrival of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC
||Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): Building on the positive atmosphere of the first ministerial meeting held in New York on 26 September, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran presented an outline of a plan as a proposed basis for negotiation, which is being carefully considered by the E3+3 as an important contribution.
Members of delegations followed with in-depth bilateral and joint consultations on various elements of the approach. It was decided to convene the next meeting in Geneva on November 7-8. The participants also agreed that E3+3 and Iranian nuclear, scientific and sanctions experts will convene before the next meeting to address differences and to develop practical steps.
||Departure of Catherine Ashton