Zarif meets Dutch counterpart, UN top official

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate meetings with his Dutch counterpart Albert Koenders and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein in Geneva on Monday discussed bilateral ties and regional developments.

During the meeting in the Swiss city today, Zarif and Koenders discussed mutual cooperation and regional developments.

Meantime, the Iranian foreign minister and the UN high commissioner for human rights discussed bilateral ties and issues related to human rights.

Zarif is in Geneva to partake in the annual conference of the UN Human Rights Council later today, and meantime, is to hold separate meetings with his counterparts on international developments and his country’s nuclear program.

The top Iranian diplomat who is visiting Geneva at the top of a high-ranking delegation is going to meet with his US counterpart John Kerry too.

Zarif is likely to meet with his counterparts from the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany on Iranian nuclear issue.

Zarif is accompanied by Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi.

The Iranian and American teams of negotiators had several days of talks in Geneva earlier this month.

Then after two days of negotiations, Zarif, Salehi and President Rouhani’s brother and senior aide Hossein Fereidoun as well as Kerry and US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz joined their deputies in the talks.

After two days of intensive negotiations with his US counterpart, Zarif said that Tehran and Washington have had “serious, useful and constructive” talks in the last few days, but there is still a long way ahead before a final nuclear deal can be struck.

By Fars News Agency