Iranian FM meets with his Australian counterpart in Vienna

Vienna, May 17, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop here on Monday evening.

The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest during the meeting.

Zarif is currently in Vienna along with a number of the managers and deputies of Ministry of Foreign Affairs to attend a two-day international conference on Syria and Libya which is to start on Tuesday.

The meeting is to be attended by 17 member of the International Syria Support Group and co-chaired by the United States and Russia. The European Union and Arab League countries also participate the meetias along with Turkey, Iran and China.

Upon his arrival to Vienna, Zarif also met with Feredica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, at the Coburg Hotel where the lanmark nuclear deal was made in July 2015 between Iran and the Group 5+1 ending more than a decade of nuclear dispute between the two sides.

Zarif and Mogherini discussed latest developments on the implementation of the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action and the crisis in Syria.

While in Vienna, the Iranian delegation is to hold separate talks with European and American participants of the meeting on the sideline of the event, to discuss elimination of the obstacles hindering the implementation of the JCPOA.

By IRNA