Iran’s Zarif Hails Bilateral Talks with Sweden’s Top Officials as ‘Excellent’
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on an official tour of Scandinavia, held “excellent” talks with high-ranking officials of Sweden, including Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and Parliament Speaker Andreas Norlen.
“On my 2nd stop in Scandinavia, met w/ Sweden’s PM, FM, Speaker & former PM @carlbildt. Excellent discussions on issues of mutual interest & on ways to meaningfully preserve the #JCPOA,” Zarif said on his Twitter account on Wednesday night.
“Also held meetings with business leaders, intellectuals, & other dignitaries. Next stop: Norway,” he added in his tweet.
Zarif started his tour of Scandinavia on Sunday night, which has taken him to Finland and Sweden. He is visiting Norway today.
During his visit to Finland, Zarif met with President Sauli Niinisto and his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto.
The two sides discussed the 2015 nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), maritime security in the Persian Gulf, and also issues related to human rights.
He also met with Finnish Minister for Development Cooperation and Trade Ville Skinnari during his stay in the country.
Zarif left Finland on Monday for Sweden on the second leg of a three-nation tour of Scandinavia.
The top Iranian diplomat had visited Kuwait before heading to Scandinavia.