Iran’s FM Holds Talks with Algerian, Syrian Counterparts

Iran’s FM Holds Talks with Algerian, Syrian Counterparts

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed a broad range of issues with his counterparts from Algeria and Syria in New York.

In a Thursday meeting on the sidelines of the 70th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Zarif and Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra held talks on the bilateral ties, including cooperation in the energy market as part of efforts to stabilize the oil price.

They also talked about Tehran and Algiers’ support for each other in the international circles.

Efforts to end a drawn-out crisis in Syria and establish peace and stability in the Middle East and a tragic crush of Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia’s Mina were among the other subjects discussed in the meeting.

In a separate meeting, Zarif also met Syria’s top diplomat, Walid Muallem. They exchanged views on the latest developments in the Arab country, with both emphasizing the need for continued fight against terrorism and extremism in the entire Middle East.

Syria has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists currently controlling parts of it, mostly in the east.

In the past four and half years, more than 220,000 people have died in Syria -overwhelmingly civilians– and around 4 million Syrian people are now refugees in other countries. Another 7.6 million are displaced inside the country.

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