FM Zarif departs for Russia after discussing regional developments with Turkey

MNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has left Istanbul for Moscow on Tuesday morning.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif landed in Turkey on Sunday night for a two-day visit. He held talks with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on bilateral cooperation and regional developments.

“Productive talks with my friend @MevlutCavusoglu & other senior officials in Istanbul. In-depth exchange & fruitful decisions on bilateral cooperation, and also regional & global issues. Close consultations imperative,” Zarif tweeted on Monday, while also informing of his upcoming trip to Moscow.

After a one-day visit to Syria in April, this is the second diplomatic trip of Foreign Minister Zarif after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Iranian media believe that Zarif is going to discuss three issues in Moscow, namely, bilateral cooperation in economic, political, and cultural fields, regional developments in Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen, and the JCPOA and ways to confront US hostile measures on the case.

This is the 29th trip of Zarif, as Iran Foreign Minister, to Russia in the past 7 years.