Iran’s Zarif heads for Astana

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to the Kazakh capital to take part in the annual meeting of the Astana Club.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif left Tehran for Astana on Monday at the official initiation of the Central Asian country’s officials.

The Iranian top diplomat plans to attend the annual meeting of the Astana Club and hold talks with senior officials of Kazakhstan during the visit.

The Astana Club is a global issues dialogue platform based on Chatham House rules and convened by Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The club has partnered with international think tanks the Institute of World Economy and Politics, the Carnegie Endowment, the German Council on Foreign Relations, the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, and the Russian International Affairs Council.

Club participants include scholars, businesspersons and former members of the US Congress.