Representatives of Iran and five international mediators (Russia, China, France, Germany and the United Kingdom) will discuss preparations for a ministerial meeting on December 16 during a virtual meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program. The ministerial event can also be held online before the end of 2020, according to a diplomatic source, APA reports citing TASS.
"The commission will start online preparations for a ministerial meeting which is currently planned to be held before the end of the year," the source noted. It is expected that the ministerial meeting will also be held online due to coronavirus restrictions, the source added.
The meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission at the level of political directors of Iran and the five mediators was initially planned to be held in Vienna on December 16, however, it was later moved online. The delegations will speak remotely from the capitals of the parties to the deal. The meeting will focus on further steps to implement the JCPOA. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected to represent the Russian delegation at the event.