Zarif in London for int’l meeting on Syria

London, Feb 4, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in London on Wednesday evening to attend the international meeting on helping the Syrian nation.

Upon arrival in the Gatwick Airport, Zarif was welcomed by Nicholas Hopton, the British Chargé d’Affaires to Iran and a number of officials at the Iranian institutions here.

About his London visit, Zarif said the international conference on Syria is aimed to help the Syrian people.

Iran’s presence in the today meeting is important as Tehran has always made endeavors to dispatch humanitarian aid to the Syrian nation, the Iranian foreign minister said.

Zarif said he is to hold talks with officials attending today meeting.

The talks will be held on the sidelines of the London meeting and will focus on the JCPOA as well as bilateral issues, he said.

The announcement of the ‘Implementation Day’ of the July nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was on January 16 as the international sanctions against Iran were lifted.

Travel of Zarif to London is taking place after 12 days when an Iranian official in this level visited here.

After nearly five years of deadly conflict in Syria, the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) seeks to aid an estimated 4.7 million refugees in neighboring countries by the end of 2016, as well as four million people in the communities hosting them.
Equally important is the appeal for continued support for the 13.5 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria itself.