Iran FM confers with Sri Lankan speaker

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down for talks with Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya late Tuesday.

During the meeting, both sides underlined the need for deepening ties in all fields, particularly parliamentary relations.

Foreign Minister Zarif arrived in Colombo on Tuesday to hold talks with high-ranking officials of the country, before heading for Singapore.

Upon arrival in the country, he held talks with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena.

Zarif is slated to leave Colombo for Singapore to attend Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Meeting and sign Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).

Ministers of foreign affairs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet in Singapore for six days as of Monday to discuss regional and trans-regional issues related to this Association and the TAC.

The ministers of ten member states, as well as the ministers of observer countries, including Iran, will discuss the latest regional and trans-regional developments in the 51st session of the Association and the subsidiary meetings, the 19th meeting of ASEAN Plus , the 8th ministerial meeting of East Asia, and the 25th regional conference of ASEAN.