Iran FM takes part in ASEAN meeting

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attended the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore.

Southeast Asian nation’s foreign ministers discussed regional and international issues in their annual meeting on Monday.

The ministers of ten ASEAN member-states, as well as the ministers of observer countries, including Iran, Russia, China, and India, 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.

The ASEAN was established in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 8, 1967 with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia joined the international body to the end of the 20th century.