Zarif meets with heads of states, ministers in Munich

MUNICH, Feb. 13 (MNA) – Iranian FM , having a tight schedule of bilateral meetings during his stay in Germany, held talks with heads of states and ministers on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Janelidze on Friday.

Holding a meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the two sides underlined the need for the expansion of ties between the two countries.

Zarif noted that Tehran and Tbilisi hold a high capacity to cooperate in all-out fields, including energy, transportation and tourism.

Emphasizing the need to activate the private sector to develop trade-economic cooperation, Zarif said sanctions removal is a prelude to the expansion of bilateral cooperation.

Mikheil Janelidze, for his part, hailed the implementation of JCPOA and expressed his country's readiness to develop further ties in all political, economic and tourism fields.

Zarif, who is in Germany to attend Munich Security Conference, also held a meeting with heads of Europe's major trade, banking, industrial and economic institutions in which expansion of relations following removal of sanctions were discussed.

Dr. Zarif also met with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Friday.

On Thursday, he had held meetings with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, Foreign Minister of Oman Yusuf bin Alawi, and Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Iyad Ameen Madani discussing with them regional developments, including Syrian crisis.

Attended by 23 heads of states and tens of ministers, the 52nd Munich Security Conference is being held from February 12-14.

 

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