Iranian, Turkmen FMs meet in Tehran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met his Turkmen counterpart in Tehran on Sunday morning before starting a tour of regional countries.

The meeting between Zarif and Rasit Meredow took place in Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport.

The top Iranian diplomat is going to visit Iraq, Qatar and Kuwait as part of his tour of regional countries.

He is expected to hold talks with the Arab officials on the conclusion of nuclear talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), as well as the bilateral and regional issues.

Iran and the six powers on July 14 finalized the text of a lasting nuclear deal that would terminate all anti-Iran sanctions after taking effect. The United Nations Security Council also unanimously passed a resolution afterwards, endorsing the comprehensive accord.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on July 18 that the first priority for Tehran following the conclusion of nuclear talks is strengthening ties with the neighboring countries.

“Our first priority after the (nuclear) deal is the enhancement of relations with neighbors, including the friend and brother state of Qatar,” Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

By Tasnim News Agency