Zarif’s busy schedule in Singapore

TEHRAN, Aug. 02 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held separate meetings with some foreign ministers of the member states of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) on the sideline of the summit in Singapore.

Zarif had separate meetings with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Philippine’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The officials discussed bilateral ties, the status of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and current regional and international issues. The meetings were held with Iran's ambassador to Singapore Javad Ansari in attendance.

Zarif is also scheduled to meet his Russian, Malaysian and Indonesian counterparts this afternoon.

The ministers of ten member states, as well as the ministers of observer countries, including Iran, will discuss the latest regional and trans-regional developments in the 51st session of the Association and the subsidiary meetings, the 19th meeting of ASEAN Plus, the 8th ministerial meeting of East Asia, and the 25th regional conference of ASEAN.

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