Iran, Russia in constant consultations: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and Russia are in constant consultations on various matters, including bilateral, regional and international issues.

“Tehran and Moscow have consultations on a regular basis regarding issues such as our country’s nuclear program, the current developments in the Middle East region and the situation in Syria,” Zarif told reporters upon arrival in Moscow on Monday night.

The top Iranian diplomat referred to Syria and Afghanistan as being among the key regional issues in the political consultations between Iran and Russia, adding that Afghanistan, considering its recent presidential election, is of special importance in the Tehran-Moscow consultations.

Zarif further said that efforts to establish peace and the fight against terrorism are among the top priorities of Iran and Russia regarding the crisis in Syria.

The Iranian foreign minister is in Moscow to attend a foreign ministerial meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral states, which will be held on Tuesday.

Zarif is scheduled to hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, and other participants on the sidelines of the conference.

Participants at the meeting will make preparations for the 4th summit of the heads of Caspian Sea littoral states, which will be held in Russia this fall.

Iran, Russia, Kazakshstan, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan are the littoral states of the Caspian Sea.

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area, and is variously classed as the world’s largest lake or a full-fledged sea.

By Press TV


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