By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Afghanistan, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as the members of the International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752, held a second in-person meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference here yesterday to advance work on the framework of cooperation with Iran presented in London, United Kingdom, on January 16, 2020, a statement said.
The ministers of the coordination group will present a letter to Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, in which they reaffirm the need to provide closure, accountability, transparency and justice for the families and loved ones of the victims, the MoFA statement said yesterday.
During a discussion with Minister Zarif, the ministers of the coordination group asked Iran to continue to take necessary active steps toward the resolution of the many crucial questions of fact and of law raised by the downing of the flight, the statement added, saying the group’s ministers also urged a transparent and thorough safety investigation, in compliance with the standards and practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization.
“The ministers also called for timely and equitable compensation consistent with international precedents. Lastly, the group’s ministers urged Iran to complete a thorough and transparent criminal investigation of the downing of PS752,” according to the statement.
The Coordination Group also discussed the need to improve aviation security and air travel near or over conflict zones, the statement added.