China on Tuesday urged all parties concerned to achieve greater consensus during an upcoming meeting on the Iranian nuclear issue to be held in Istanbul.
A Chinese delegation led by an official of the Department of Arms Control and Disarmament of the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will attend the technical-level meeting between the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and Iran scheduled for Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said at a regular news briefing in response to a question regarding the meeting.
Liu said the parties concerned will discuss some substantial issues on Iran’s nuclear program “in an in-depth way” after the Moscow dialogue.
During intensive talks in the Russian capital on June 18-19, Iran and the P5+1 did not sign any agreement, but agreed to an expert-level meeting in Istanbul in early July.
“We hope that all the sides will enhance understanding on each other’s stance, expand consensus and reduce differences through the meeting, and lay a sound foundation for a solution (to the Iranian nuclear issue) via follow-up dialogues,” Liu added.