Ghasemi: FM Zarif to visit India, China, Japan

TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will pay a visit to India, China and Japan in coming days, FM spokesman announced on Wednesday.

Zarif’s three-nation tour of Asia is upon a pre-planned trip and includes a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Bahram Ghasemi said.

At the first leg of his official tour, Zarif will visit India to take part and deliver a speech at the 6th Heart of Asia ministerial conference on the situation in Afghanistan scheduled for December 3-4, he noted.

Ghasemi added that Dr. Zarif will then fly to China and Japan at the invitation of his Chinese and Japanese counterparts Wang Yi and Fumio Kishida, respectively.

He will hold talks with senior officials of the two countries and to take part in joint business forums, he underlined.

The delegation accompanying the Iranian foreign minister, Ghasemi said, will include heads of 38 companies affiliated with the Iran Chamber of Commerce, representatives from 15 knowledge-based companies and 8 commercial banks as well as a number of officials in the industrial, trade and scientific sectors.

Ghasemi also noted that Zarif will confer with senior Indian, Chinese and Japanese officials on regional and international developments, as well as discussing bilateral relations.

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