Iran, EU issue letter of cooperation in energy sectors

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Iran and the European Union (EU) officials have issued a joint statement on cooperation in energy sectors.

The statement was issued during the visit of the EU High Representative and Vice-President of the European Commission (HRVP) to Tehran.

According to the Iranian foreign ministry, in the statement, the two sides explored the scope of cooperation and agreed on a regular high-level dialogue meeting once a year.

They also agreed that partnership activities should cover the areas such as nuclear safety, radiation protection, emergency preparedness and response, waste and spent fuel management, nuclear research and development and non-power applications of nuclear energy.

According to the statement, working groups and expert groups could be established as necessary and meeting frequently and for as long as necessary to effectively implement the partnership activities.

The officials stated on the intention of the two sides to launch the first activities during 2016 under the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation with the funding from the EU of the project “enhancing the capabilities of the Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority

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