1. First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Jong Kun had three respective meetings with: Robert Malley, the United States Special Envoy for Iran Affairs; Enrique Mora*, the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service; and the Heads of E3 (France, Germany and the United Kingdom)** delegations to the negotiations which aim to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
* Enrique Mora serves as Coordinator for the delegations to the negotiations
** Philippe Errera, Director General for Political and Security Affairs, France; Ruediger Bohn, Deputy Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control, Germany; Robert Macaire, Director for Iran Affairs, UK
2. Vice Minister Choi shared with the heads of the five delegations the view that the JCPOA negotiations had reached an important stage. Given that the outcomes of the negotiations will have a significant impact on not only for the participants but also for other countries, Vice Minister Choi asked the negotiating parties to continue to strive to achieve meaningful advances.
3. Vice Minister Choi reaffirmed that the Korean government would provide its diplomatic support in this regard and play a full part for the advancement of the JCPOA negotiations. Welcoming the visit of Vice Minister Choi to Vienna, the Heads of the delegations to the negotiations commended the Korean government’s determination to play a valuable role, and agreed to engage in close communication on this issue.