Iranian FM, UN envoy meet in Munich

IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura held talks in Munich on Friday.

Zarif, Head of the JCPOA follow-up commission Abbas Araqchi and Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi are in Munich to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC).

MSC is underway with the attendance of 10 presidents, US Vice President Mike Pence, 8 Prime Ministers, ministers of foreign affairs from 30 countries, ministers of defense from about 20 countries, UN Secretary General, NATO Secretary General, OIC, Arab Union, Shanghai Cooperation Organization secretary generals, Heads of parliaments and the European Council, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR) Federica Mogherini, Managing Directors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), INTERPOL, International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency.

Different topics to be discussed in the event consist of the future of NATO, world discipline, human security, terrorism and extremism, regional issues like South Eastern Asia and Korean Peninsula, Arab World, Syria and Ukraine.

“Zarif is also to exchange views with presidents and foreign ministers of a number of the participating countries as well as owners of economic enterprises on the sidelines of the security conference” Foreign Ministry spokesman said previously.

Munich Security Conference is underway in Germany on February 17-19.