Iran FM arrives in Baku to attend ministerial meeting

IRNA – The Iranian foreign minister, heading a political delegation, arrived here on Thursday morning to take part in a quadripartite meeting between Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia.

Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to hold talks with top Azeri officials on the sidelines of the Baku quadrilateral meeting which is the first ever between the four countries.

The talks would focus on ways to expand bilateral relations.

Earlier, Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov had stated that the Baku meeting with participation of the foreign ministers of four countries was aimed at promotig regional cooperation.

Iran’s Zarif is planned to leave Baku for Astana, Kazakhstan, on March 16 to participate in a meeting to be attended by the Iranian, Turkish and Russian foreign ministers as the three peace guarantors in Syria.