Iranian FM Holds Meetings with Counterparts from Region

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s minister of foreign affairs, now in New York City to attend the 68th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, met with his counterparts from some regional countries on Saturday.

Iranian FM Holds Meetings with Counterparts from Region

Mohammad Javad Zarif had meetings with foreign ministers of some regional countries, namely Armenia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Syria on Saturday on the sidelines of the UN annual gathering.

In the meeting with his Armenian counterpart, Zarif expressed Tehran’s determination to maintain, expand and bolster bilateral relations with Yerevan.

The Armenian official, for his part, pointed to the significance of joint economic projects between Tehran and Yerevan, and expressed satisfaction with the status of cultural and parliamentarian cooperation between the two nations.

In a separate meeting, Zarif and Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredow discussed bilateral relations, particularly partnership in transportation and transit fields. They also exchanged viewpoints on expansion of energy cooperation between Tehran and Ashgabat.

Another meeting between the Iranian and Emirati foreign ministers focused on the issues regarding Iranian expatriates in the Arab country and economic ties between Tehran and Abu Dhabi.

Meeting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem was among other meetings in Zarif’s schedule on Saturday. The two top diplomats discussed the latest developments in Syria during the meeting, and conferred on the approaches to end the lingering crisis in the Arab country.

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