Iran’s FM, ICRC President Meet in Geneva
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Switzerland’s Geneva for talks with the G5+1, met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday evening.
The meeting came on the sidelines of two-day nuclear negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), in Geneva.
According to Tasnim dispatches, the main topics of the last night’s meeting revolved around the cooperation between Iran and the ICRC in diverse fields, in particular the humanitarian assistance for the Syrian nation, distressed by a nearly three-year-long war that has inflicted serious damage on the Arab country.
In a separate development earlier in the day, Zarif had held a meeting with UN-Arab League Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi to exchange viewpoints on the Syrian crisis.
The two officials’ talks, aimed at seeking a political solution to the lingering crisis in Syria, included reviewing the latest developments in that Arab country and the upcoming Geneva 2 peace talks.
Zarif once again emphasized that Syria-Syria talks would be the best way to resolve the crisis there and appreciated Brahimi’s efforts aimed at seeking an exit from the crisis.
He also welcomed the international community’s new realistic approach to the Syrian crisis and the humanitarian contribution to the Syrian nation.
The UN-Arab League Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, for his part, elaborated on the efforts he has made during the last few weeks to help find a negotiated settlement to the crisis.
Brahimi said on Tuesday that a peace conference he had hoped to hold in Geneva this month has been delayed but he is still striving for a summit by the end of the year.
Attempts to set up a conference have been going on for months amid disputes over who should attend and its agenda.