Zarif arrives in Beijing

Beijing, Oct 30, IRNA – Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Beijing on Thursday to attend the fourth Foreign Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.
The meeting begins on Friday with the participation of 21 foreign ministers in Beijing.

Zarif is scheduled to give a speech in the meeting on Friday; he also meets with President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and China State Councilor Yang Jiechi.

Istanbul Process is an agreement reached in 2011 by 14 regional and 16 extra- regional countries, as well as 12 international organizations.

According to the agreement, the members should do their best to establish security and stability in Afghanistan.

Istanbul Process has had 3 meetings so far, two of which were held in Turkey and one in Tajikistan. Beijing is the host of the fourth meeting.



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