Iranian FM, Afghan president meet in Tashkent

Moscow, June 24, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Uzbekistan capital, Tashkent, on Friday.

The talks were mainly focused on the ways to expand bilateral and multilateral cooperation, regional developments and expanding all-out relations.

Prior to the visit, Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov reviewed issues of mutual interest on the sideline of SCO meeting.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization conference opened in Tashkent on Friday with participation of Zarif.

Iran has currently an observer status in the SCO but is expected to gain full membership as a result of the ongoing SCO conference.