Zarif kicks off his Latin American tour, departs for Havana

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif kicked off his Latin American tour and departed for Cuba capial, Havana early Sunday morning.

Heading a political and economic delegation, Zarif would travel to Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela respectively during his week-long Latin American tour.

Zarif visit is aimed at fostering Iran’s political and economic relations with Latin American countries after the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

An economic delegation consisting of 60 businesspersons and directors of the companies active in different arenas, technical and engineering service in particular, accompany Zarif during his visit.

Iranian foreign minister would stay in one country each day and hold talks with senior officials of Latin American countries.

Iran attaches great importance to expansion of all-out cooperation with the Latin American countries.