Mogherini, Dutch FM talk Syria with Zarif on phone

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders held separate phone talks with Iranian FM Zarif on the latest developments in region.

In a telephone conversation late Monday, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, caught up with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad on the latest developments in region, particularly the Syrian situation.

Earlier in the day, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Bert Koenders also exchanged views with Zarif during a phone call about bilateral relations and ways to expand mutual cooperation, as well as the latest updates on the Syrian crisis.

Iran recently sat at a multilateral meeting on Syria crisis settlement in the Swiss city of Lausanne, attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US State Secretary John Kerry, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura, as well as foreign ministers of Qatar, Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The meeting did not result in a release of a joint statement by its participants and is to be followed up in further sessions in hopes of a more fruitful outcome. 


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