1397 year in review: Iranian FM meets top world officials, leaders

March 29, The Iran Project – The following timeline lists visits made by high-ranking world officials and leaders with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during 1397 (2018-2019). Arranged in order of time, in total, the Iranian FM met with more than 140 heads of state. The timeline may not include all of Zarif’s meetings with senior foreign officials.

 

**Farvardin (March 21-April 20) 

April 6 – Iran FM holds talks with counterparts in Baku

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met a number of his counterparts from across the world on the sidelines of the ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku. Zarif held separate meetings with foreign ministers of North Korea, Libya, Afghanistan, Palestine, India, Serbia, Venezuela.

April 6 – Zarif holds talks with Chairman of the Supreme Mejlis of the Nakhchivan 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Chairman of the Supreme Mejlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov.

April 7 – Zarif, Venezuelan counterpart discuss bilateral issues in Tehran

Visiting Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met and discussed matters of bilateral interests during a meeting in Tehran.

April 9 – FM Zarif meets his Senegalese counterpart in Dakar

Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Senegalese counterpart, Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, in Senegalese capital city of Dakar.

April 10 – Iran FM holds talks with President of Senegal National Assembly Moustapha Niasse

During a meeting, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the President of Senegal National Assembly Moustapha Niasse urged cooperation in fighting extremism and obtaining the Palestinians’ rights.

April 10 – Iran FM meets Senegalese President Macky Sall

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Senegalese President Macky Sall reviewed establishing banking ties between the two countries.

April 11 – Iran, Brazil FMs discuss JCPOA developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Aloysio Nunes discussed the latest developments in Iran nuclear deal.

April 11 – Zarif meets Brazilian President Michel Temer  

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Brazilian President Michel Temer called for deep economic ties and trade balance between the two countries.

April 12 – Iran FM, Uruguay president call for expansion of economic ties

Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez and called for promotion of economic cooperation in all areas.

April 12 – Zarif meets Namibian Minister of International Relations and Cooperation 

FM Zarif met Namibian Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and called for more enhanced banking ties with Namibia and boosting the two countries’ private sectors cooperation.

April 16 – Zarif meets Tajik president

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

April 17 – Zarif meets Tajik, Turkmen FMs

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his counterparts from Tajikistan and Turkmenistan on the sidelines of 23rd Meeting of Council of Ministers (COM) in Dushanbe.

**Ordibehesht (April 21-May 21)

April 20 – Iran FM, UNGA chief discuss dust pollution

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the current president of the UN General Assembly sat down for talks in New York.

April 24 – Iran, Belgium FMs meet in NY

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was in New York to attend the High-Level Meeting on Peace-building and Sustaining Peace,  held talks with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders.

April 24 – Iran, Norway FMs discuss JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met his Norwegian counterpart Marie Eriksen Søreide and the two sides reviewed the importance of complying with Iran nuclear accord.

April 24 – Iran, Germany FMs stress political settlement of Syria crisis 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his German counterpart Heiko Maas exchanged views on the restoration of peace to Syria.

April 24 – FM Zarif holds meeting with UN chief in NY

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York.

April 27 – FM Zarif, EU’s Mogherini meet in Brussels

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister met with Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in Brussels.

April 28 – Iranian, Russian, Turkish FMs discuss Syria peace process

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian and Turkish counterparts, Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu, exchanged views about the latest efforts to help resolve the protracted crisis in Syria.

May 12 – Iran, Turkmenistan FMs meet in Tehran

Foreign Ministers of Iran and Turkmenistan met and conferred about bilateral, regional and international issues in the Iranian capital.

May 13 – Iranian FM meets Chinese counterpart 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing to discuss the possibility of continuation of Iran Deal if Iran’s interests are guaranteed.

May 15 – Iran FM meets Belgian foreign minister 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders in Brussels.

May 20 – FM Zarif meets European Union Energy Commissioner 

European Union Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete and the accompanying delegation met with Zarif and exchanged views.

**Khordad (May 22-June 21)

May 27 – Iran’ Zarif, UN Lebanon envoy meet in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Pernille Dahler Kardel held talks on a range of issues, including the latest developments in Lebanon.

May 28 – Iran, India foreign ministers meet in New Delhi

Iranian foreign minister met with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi to discuss continuation of bilateral cooperation in the face of US withdrawal from JCPOA.

June 13 – Iran, South Africa FMs discuss issues of mutual interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his South African counterpart Lindiwe Sisulu on issues of mutual interest.

June 13 – Iran FM Zarif confers with South African president

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and discussed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and economic issues.

**Tir (June 22-July 22)

June 26 – Zrif holds talks with Faisal Mekdad in Tehran on Syria

Iranian foreign minister held talks with the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran to discuss the issues of mutual interests.

June 27 – Zarif meets National Secretary of Security Council of Uzbekistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met Secretary of the National Security Council of Uzbekistan Viktor Makhmudov.

July 2 – Iran, Oman FMs discuss issues of mutual interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his accompanying delegation met with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in the city of Salalah.

July 6 – Iran FM, EU foreign policy chief discuss nuclear deal

Mohammad Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini, attending a working breakfast in Vienna, discussed the future of Iranian nuclear deal.

July 6 – Iranian, Chinese FMs discuss JCPOA in Austria

While senior diplomats from Iran, the Group 4+1 (Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) and the EU gathered in Vienna to discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had a meeting with his Chinese counterpart.

July 6 – Iran FM confers with Russian counterpart on JCPOA

Mohammad Javad Zarif met Sergey Lavrov in Vienna’s Palais Coburg Hotel and discussed the future of nuclear deal, known also as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and world powers in 2015.

July 19 – Iran FM confers with D8 new chief

Newly-elected Secretary General of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation Ja’far Koushari and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed cooperation in the field of producing and exporting pharmaceuticals and financing economic projects in Tehran.

**Mordad (July 23-August 22)

August 1 – Iran, Sri Lanka FMs discuss economic ties, regional, intl. issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Sri Lankan counterpart in Colombo.

August 2 – Iran FM, Singapore PM discuss JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif discussed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

August 2 – Iranian FM meets his Japanese counterpart 

Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Zarif met on the sidelines of a series of Association of Southeast Asian Nations gatherings in the city-state.

August 2 – Zarif holds high-level talks with French, Russian counterparts

Zarif, who was in Singapore to attend a ministerial meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), had a meeting with Lavrov and the French top diplomat Jean-Yves Le Drian on the sidelines of the Asian summit.

August 3 – Iran FM meets Singapore president, foreign minister

Iranian foreign minister conferred with the Singapore president and foreign minister on bilateral and regional issues.

August 3 – Zarif discusses regional, intl. issues with counterparts in Singapore

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate meetings with his Chinese, Indonesian, Australian and New Zealander counterparts in Singapore.

August 3 – Zarif meets with ASEAN sec. gen., EU chief

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate meetings with Secretary General of ASEAN Lim Jock Hoi and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, discussing regional and international issues.

August 7 – Iran, North Korea FMs hold talks in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho met and held talks in Tehran.

**Shahrivar (August 23-September 22)

August 29 – Iran FM, Turkey president discuss Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Ankara discussed bilateral relations and developments in Syria.

August 30 – Iran FM, top Pakistani lawmaker discuss bilateral ties

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Assad Qaiser, during his visit to the neighboring country.

August 31 – FM Zarif meets Pakistani Foreign Minister 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad.

August 31 – Iran FM, Pakistani PM meet in Islamabad

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad to discuss bilateral relations and economic and political issues.

September 1 – Iran’s Zarif, Pakistan’s army discuss military coop. in Islamabad

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad.

September 2 – Iran FM, UNHCR chief discuss issues of mutual interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Filippo Grandi conferred on bilateral ties and regional developments.

September 3 – FM Zarif meets Syria FM Al-Muallem 

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem met Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Damascus.

September 3 – Zarif, Assad hold talks in Damascus 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Damascus.

September 4 – Iran FM, Mongolia Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs called for expansion of bilateral ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia met in Tehran and held talks on expansion of bilateral ties in various fields.

September 7 – Iranian, Turkish top diplomats meet ahead of Tehran summit

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglua, held talks in Tehran ahead of a trilateral summit between the presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey on the protracted crisis in Syria.

September 8 – FM Zarif meets with IMO secretary general in Tehran

Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, in Tehran.

September 10 – Iranian FM Zarif receives New Zealand’s deputy FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with New Zealand’s Deputy secretary Jeff Langley from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Tehran.

**Mehr (September 23-October 22)

September 24 – Zarif, Mogherini meet in NY ahead of 4 + 1 meeting

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met the European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini in New York.

September 24 – Iran, France FMs meet in NY

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Laudrian met in New York.

September 25 – Iranian FM meets Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi 

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual meetings.

September 25 – Iran, UK FMs meet in UN

UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt conferred with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at his residential place at the UN on issues of mutual interest and regional and global developments.

September 27 – FM Zarif meets Omani counterpart in New York

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with his Omani counterpart in New York.

September 27 – At UN, Iran, Russia, Turkey FMs exchange views on Syria crisis, Idlib situation

Top diplomats of Iran, Russia and Turkey – which serve as guarantors of the Syria peace process – sat down for talks in New York.

September 27 – Iranian FM meets Indian counterpart 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met India’s Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

September 30 – Syria, Iran FMs agree to continue cooperation on Idlib on UNGA sidelines

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem discussed the implementation of the Russian-Turkish memorandum on the creation of the demilitarized zone in Syrian Idlib and Astana peace process with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said.

October 6 – Iran’s Zarif meets with a group of anti-Zionist Jews

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif met with a group of anti-Zionist Jews in New York.

October 9 – SCO’s incoming secretary general visits Iranian FM Zarif

Uzbek politician Vladimir Norov who has been appointed as the next secretary general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.

**Aban (October 23-November 21)

October 30 – Zarif, Oman’s acting undersecretary discuss regional issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Oman’s Acting Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs Mohammed bin Awad Al Hassan.

October 30 – FM Zarif holds separate meetings with Turkish, Azeri counterparts

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate meetings with Turkey’s Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, and Azerbaijan’s Elmar Mammadyarov in Istanbul.

October 31 – Iran, Pakistan FMs hold a meeting  

In a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad and Zarif proposed a series of plans to strengthen security along the common border and hold joint operations in the fight against terrorist and criminal groups.

October 31 – Iran’s Zarif meets Imran Khan in Islamabad

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for talks on political and economic issues.

November 5 – Iran FM meets Chairman of the Afghan High Peace

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Afghan delegation headed by Chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council Karim khalili in Tehran.

November 12 – Ex-German FM meets Iran’s FM

Former German Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel and the accompanying delegation met Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

November 12 – Iran FM, Brazilian Senator confer on regional developments, bilateral ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Brazilian Senator Fernando Collor de Mello met in Tehran and discussed various topics.

November 13 – Iran, Netherlands FMs discuss bilateral ties, regional developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Netherlands’ Deputy Foreign Minister Andre Haspels met in Tehran and discussed a set of bilateral and regional topics.

November 19 – Zarif, Hunt discuss bilateral ties in Tehran

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met each other, conferring on bilateral ties as well as regional issues.

November 19 – Zarif meets UN representative for Afghanistan

Zarif met UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto in Tehran.

** Azar (November 22-December 21) 

November 22 – Zarif in talks with Italian FM

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Italian counterpart Moavero Milanesi met each other.

November 23 – Iranian FM meets President of Italian Chamber of Deputies

Iran’s Zarif met with President of Italian Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico in Rome.

November 24 – Iran FM confers with UN Syria envoy

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and the United Nations Syria Envoy Staffan de Mistura in their meeting in the Italian capital, Rome, discussed the latest Syria developments.

November 24 – Iranian, Russian FMs confer on issues of mutual interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met on the sidelines of the annual International Mediterranean Dialogues Conference (IMED).

November 24 – Zarif meets with Japanese counterpart to discuss intl., regional, bilateral issues

The foreign ministers of Iran and Japan discussed the latest developments in bilateral relations, the JCPOA, international and regional issues, including the situation of Yemen, Syria and North Korea.

November 24 – Iranian FM meets Deputy Afghan Chief Mohammad Mohaqiq 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Deputy Afghan Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq.

November 27 – Iran, Afghanistan discuss Afghan peace process

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif who visited Geneva to attend Conference of Afghanistan, held a meeting with Afghan Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah.

November 28 – Iran FM meets with Afghan president in Geneva

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with the President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani in the Swiss city of Geneva on the sidelines of a UN-backed international conference on Afghanistan.

November 28 – Zarif, Red Cross president discuss US food, medicine sanctions on Iran 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Peter Mauer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

November 28 – Federica Mogherini reiterates EU commitment to Iran nuclear deal in talks with Zarif

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva and expressed the bloc’s commitment to the 2015 nuclear accord.

November 29 –  Iran, Germany FMs discuss Europe economic mechanism

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas discussed mechanism taken by Europe to facilitate economic exchanges with Iran.

November 29 – FM Zarif confers with Swedish counterpart in Geneva

Foreign ministers of Iran and Sweden met in Geneva and discussed regional issues and Sweden’s efforts to settle Yemen crisis.

December 15 – Zarif talks regional security with Qatari PM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha.

Dec ember16 – Zarif confers with Qatari counterpart

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif conferred with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on issues of mutual interests along with regional developments on the sidelines of Doha conference.

December 18 – Iran, Russia, Turkey meet, seeking deal on new Syria constitution body

The foreign ministers of the three nations, who supported opposing sides in Syria’s nearly eight-year-old conflict, held talks in Geneva to seal their joint proposal and seek the United Nations’ blessing for it.

December 20 – Iran, Turkey FMs meet in Ankara

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met his Turkish counterpart in the 5th Meeting of High Council for Iran-Turkey Strategic Cooperation.

.**Dey (December 22-January 20)

December 23 – Zarif meets Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting with Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip Mahmoud al-Zahar.

December 24 – Iranian, Pakistani FMs hold talks in Tehran

Pakistani Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with Mr. Zarif.

December 25 – Zarif meets Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan 

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met the Speaker of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan Republic Ogtay Asadov in Tehran.

January 8 – Iran, India discuss developing economic relations

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Indian Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari held a meeting on the sidelines of the Raisina Dialogue.

January 9 – Iran-India FMs meet in New Delhi

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.

January 9 – Zarif, Borrell talk over bilateral coop., intl. issues

Foreign ministers of Iran and Spain held a meeting in New Delhi on the sideline of Raisina Dialogue conference.

January 13 – Iranian FM meets his Iraqi counterpart Muhammad Ali al-Hakim 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met his Iraqi counterpart Muhammad Ali al-Hakim in Baghdad.

January 14 – Iranian FM Zarif, Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi meet in Baghdad

The visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

 January 14 – Iran’s FM meets Ammar al-Hakim in Baghdad 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Leader of the National Wisdom MovementAmmar al-Hakim in Baghdad.

January 14 – Iranian FM meets former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi 

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi met Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Baghdad.

January 15 – While in Baghdad, Iran’s FM meets representatives of religious minorities

A number of figures and representatives from Iraqi religious minorities met with Iran’s foreign minister in his place of residence in Baghdad.

January 15 – Iranian FM holds talks with members of ‎Construction bloc in Iraqi parliament

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Hadial-Ameri, the head of Iraq’s Construction Alliance parliamentary faction and its members in Baghdad.

January 15 – Iran’s Zarif, Iraq’s Maliki discuss issues of interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki discussed the latest regional developments.

January 15 – Iran FM, Iraqi Kurdistan PM discuss issues of interest

Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad-Javad Zarif and Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Region met and discussed issues of mutual interests.

January 15 – Zarif meets with Barzanis on bilateral ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masoud Barzani and Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) head Masrour Barzani.

January 15 – Iran Zarif meets with PUK SG Kosrat Rasul

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Kosrat Rasul in Sulaimaniyah.

January 16 – Iran FM Zarif meets representatives of Islamic Resistance groups

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met representatives of Islamic Resistance groups in the city of Karbala.

**Bahman (January 21-Februery 19)

January 27 – Zarif meets Turkmen Deputy Foreign Minister 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Turkmen Deputy Foreign Minister Wafa Hajjive in Tehran.

January 27 – Iran’s Zarif emphasizes expansion of cooperation with Algeria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Emigration of the National Popular Assembly of Algeria (the lower Chamber of the Algerian Parliament) Abdelhamid Si Afif in Tehran.

Februery 5 – Syrian, Iranian FMs hold talks in Tehran

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem met and held talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.

Februery 10 – Iran FM receives Islamic Jihad’s top official

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Ziad al-Nakhalah discussed the latest developments in the region and Palestine.

Februery 11- Iran foreign minister meets with Hamas members in Beirut

Members of the Political Bureau of Hamas Movement held talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beirut.

Februery 11- Zarif meets Lebanese political parties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with representatives of political parties and movements in Beirut.

 Februery 12 – Iran FM, Lebanon PM meet

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated setting up of the Lebanese government in a meeting with Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri, describing it a major achievement.

Februaery 12 – Iran’s FM, Nasrallah review developments in Lebanon, region

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif reviewed latest developments in Lebanon and the region.

Februery 15 – Zarif, Federica Mogherini discuss JCPOA latest developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini reviewed latest developments of Iran nuclear deal in Munich.

Februery 15 – Zarif meets his S.Korean counterpart 

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad met on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in Germany

Februery 16 – Zarif, Australian Security Intelligence Organization chief meet

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.

Februery16 – Zarif discusses regional issues with Elders at Munich Security Conf.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed regional issues with the Elders on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Februery 16 – Zarif meets with executive director of UNICEF

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Henrietta H. Fore met and held talks in the German city of Munich.

Februery 16 – Iran’s Zarif meets Armenian counterpart

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad zarif in a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan discussed bilateral relations, Karabakh issue.

Februery 16 – Zarif holds talks with UN under-secretary-general for political affair

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs DiCarlo on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in the German city of Munich.

Februery 16 – Javad Zarif, Masrour Barzani meet in Germany

Iranian FM Javad Zarif and the security chief of the Kurdistan Region Masrour Barzani met in Germany.

Februery 16 – Iranian FM meets with Lebanese defense minister in Germany

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Lebanese Minister of National Defence Elias Bou Saab on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in the German city of Munich.

Februery 16 – Zarif, Mass discuss EU payment mechanism for Iran

The top diplomats of Iran and Germany Mohammad Javad Zarif and Heiko Maas held talks on the sidelines of the 55th Munich Security Conference in the German city of Munich.

Februery 17 – Iran, Oman top diplomats confer on bilateral, intl. issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah held talks on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference.

**Esfand (Februery 20-March 20)

Februery 24 – Zarif, Venezuelan deputy FM discuss bilateral ties in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ruben Dario Molina, Venezuelan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia and the Middle East met and held talks in Tehran.

March 7 – FM Zarif meets China’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs

China’s Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Chen Xiaodong held a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.

March 7 – FM Zarif meets with Iraqi parl. speaker to discuss deepening bilateral ties

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi met in Tehran.

March 9 – Iranian, Azerbaijani FMs meet in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov met and held talks on bilateral and regional issues in Tehran.