Zarif back home after two-day tour

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Tehran after a two-day tour to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Zarif attended a quadrilateral meeting with his Georgian, Turkish and Azeri counterparts, Mikheil Janelidze, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Elmar Mammadyarov respectively.

The Baku quadrilateral meeting focused on promotion of cooperation between the four countries to strengthen regional peace and security and develop economic, energy, transportation, cultural and tourism ties.

“Delighted to be in Baku for the first-ever quadrilateral meeting of FMs of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Iran. Excellent talks on ways to forge closer cooperation, including a roadmap for vastly improved connectivity geared to boost trade and prosperity,” Zarif earlier said in a Twitter message.

Zarif also attended the 9th round of Astana peace talks with the attendance of Turkey and Russia as peace guarantors.