Iran’s FM to Hold High-Profile Meetings in Pakistan
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is going to meet senior officials from a number of regional countries on the sidelines of the “Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process” ministerial meeting in Pakistan.
Zarif left Tehran for Islamabad on Tuesday to attend the 5th ministerial meeting of the conference, which has brought together representatives from 40 member and supporting countries as well as 10 regional and international organizations.
In his address to the conference, Zarif is expected to announce Iran’s initiatives for the strengthening of peace and stability in the ‘heart of Asia’ region, particularly in Afghanistan.
The top Iranian diplomat is also scheduled to meet his counterparts from China, Pakistan and Tajikistan on the sidelines of the conference. He will probably hold meetings with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as well.
Foreign ministers of Iran, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are among the top diplomats partaking the conference.