New Zealand FM to visit Iran on Saturday

Kuala Lumpur, May 20, IRNA – New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully is expected to visit Iran on Saturday to discuss expansion of bilateral relations.

Iran’s Ambassador to New Zealand Jalaleddin Namini-Mianji said to the Islamic Republic News Agency that McCully is scheduled to meet his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who visited New Zealand earlier this year.

McCully will also meet other Iranian cabinet ministers including the Agricultural Jihad Minister Mahmoud Hojjati.

New Zealand foreign minister had told local media that he will discuss a range of Middle East regional security issues and trade and economic relations between the two countries during his visit to Tehran.

According to dispatches, McCully is expected to sign an Agricultural Cooperation Arrangement with Iran that will support exchanges between farmers and producers.

He will also announce the reinstatement of formal talks between Iran and New Zealand – known as the Political and Economic Cooperation Commission.