Zarif meets Tajik president

IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday conferred with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments.

Zarif is now in Tajikistan to attend the 23rd meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), on April 17.

Given cultural commonalities, the two sides in the meeting called for expansion of mutual relations and cooperation in various political, economic, cultural, energy and technological know-how sectors.

During the meeting, the foreign ministers of the member-states will discuss various issues such as expansion of economic cooperation between the member-states.

On the sidelines of the Eco meeting, a handicraft exhibition will be held to demonstrate products of the ECO member-states.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Pakistan are ten ECO ten members.