Zarif, Australia PM meeting

Canberra, March 15, IRNA – Visiting Iranian Foreign Minster Mohammad Javad Zarif and Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull conferred here Tuesday on issues of mutual interests.

The two officials stressed importance of expansion of economic relations and also held talks on important international and regional questions.

Australia is the last leg of Zarif’s11-day diplomatic mission to six countries in his Southeast and Oceania tour that started on March 5.

Iranian foreign minister’s trip to Canberra is Tehran’s highest level bilateral diplomatic meeting within the last decade.

During his two-day stay in Australia, Zarif is scheduled to discuss promotion of bilateral cooperation after removal of anti-Iran sanctions on January 16.

By IRNA

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