Zarif meets with Afghan chief executive in Geneva

TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) – The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held a meeting Tue. with the Afghanistan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in Geneva on the sidelines of a UN-backed conference on Afghanistan.

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in the Swiss city of Geneva to attend a ministerial conference on Afghanistan, co-chaired by the Afghan Government and the UN.

Zarif met and talked with Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday on the sidelines of the two-day conference.

According to the official website of Iranian Foreign Ministry, during the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the agenda of the Conference and the latest developments in Afghanistan including the peace process and fight against terrorism in the country. 

They also talked about various issues in bilateral relations between Tehran and Kabul.

Yesterday afternoon, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in a statement that in addition to attending the important international conference, Foreign Minister Zarif was planned to meet and hold talks with several international officials and political figures including the High Commissioner for Human Rights, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, the president and chief executive officer of Afghanistan, WIPO general director, and some other foreign authorities.

Organized by the UN and the government of Afghanistan, the Geneva Conference kicked off earlier Tuesday with high-ranking officials from over 60 countries as well as a large number of representatives from international bodies in attendance.


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