Zarif, Australian Security Intelligence Organization chief meet

IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization chief Duncan Lewis stressed the need for promoting mutual cooperation on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference Friday.

The Australian official expressed pleasure over meeting Zarif and highlighted Iran’s major role in regional security, calling for boosting security collaboration between the two countries.

The 55th Munich Security Conference attended by 600 international decision makers in various fields, including politics, trade and civil society, is being held from February 15-17 to deal with current crises and future challenges.

On Friday, the conference mainly focused on ‘International Defense and Trade Cooperation’.

Zarif arrived in Germany on Friday morning to participate in 2019 Munich Security Conference.

In addition to delivering a speech in the conference, Zarif will hold talks with the political figures attending the ongoing event.

Munich Security Conference has been held annually in the German city of Munich since 1963 with the aim of providing an opportunity for the political, economic, scientific and military officials from around the world to explore ways of maintaining peace and establishing security.