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FM Zarif Meets World Diplomats in Munich

Iran Front Page
17 Feb 2019, 20:13 GMT+10

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Germany to attend the 55th Munich Security Conference, has held meetings with a number of world diplomats and his counterparts. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets his German counterpart Heiko Maas on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry

On Saturday, Zarif held a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, during which the two sides exchanged views on bilateral ties, the Iran nuclear deal, and the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).

They also discussed the most important regional and international issues including Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, among others.

Zarif further exchanged views with his Kyrgyz counterpart Chingiz Aidarbekov about bilateral relations in all fields, especially in economy and culture, and on international collaborations between Tehran and Bishkek.

The Iranian top diplomat also held talks with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

In the meeting, Zarif and bin Alawi discussed bilateral ties and regional issues.

Earlier, the Iranian top diplomat held talks with Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. At the meeting, the two sides conferred on Iran-UN cooperation, the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), and the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).

They also talked about various international and regional issues including the situation in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and Lebanon.

Zarif also discussed Tehrans cooperation with the UNICEF in a meeting with Henrietta H. Fore, the executive director of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

The Iranian top diplomat also held talks with Lebanese Minister of National Defence Elias Bou Saab, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, and the Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II.

On the same day, Zarif also met with Brge Brende, the president of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and a former Norwegian foreign minister; Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi, two members of The Elders; and a group of Iranian expatriates living in southern Germany.

During the meeting, Zarif exchanged views with the participants on the common issues and concerns of Iranians inside and outside the country, particularly in cultural, economic, legal, and consular fields.

The Iranian top diplomat also responded to some of the questions raised by the participants.

1 of 13 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini in Munich, Germany, on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Mary Robinson and Lakhdar Brahimi, two members of The Elders, on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Lebanese Minister of National Defence Elias Bou Saab on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Henrietta H. Fore, the executive director of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Brge Brende, the president of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and a former Norwegian foreign minister, on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets the Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem I, on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets a group of Iranian expatriates living in southern Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019 in Munich. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets his German counterpart Heiko Maas on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets his Kyrgyz counterpart Chingiz Aidarbekov on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 16, 2019. / Photo by the Iranian Foreign Ministry

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