Zarif, Ashton attending joint press confab

Tehran, March 9, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and visiting European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are attending a joint press conference here on Sunday.

The briefing session is held after the two met this morning.

Ashton, arrived in the Iranian capital Saturday evening at an invitation of the Iranian foreign minister. This is her first visit to Tehran since 2008.

During her stay here, Ashton is to discuss different aspects of relations between Tehran and the European Union as well as the existing dispute over Iranˈs nuclear program in separate meetings with senior Iranian officials including President Hassan Rouhani.



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