Zarif calls on Saudi Arabia to work together with Iran

Politics Materials 12 February 2016 22:10 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on Saudi Arabia to work together to bring peace to the region.

"Iran and Saudi Arabia have shared interest in Syria," Zarif told the 52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC).

Saying that Tehran and Riyadh need to work together, he added that "we are ready to work with Saudi Arabia", Iran's state-run TV IRINN reported.

He said Iran and Saudi Arabia cannot exclude each other from the region adding unfortunately Saudi Arabia has followed the practice of exclusion.

He further said that "There is no win loss game in our world today" adding "we need to redefine the problems in the Middle East".

"Problems can be defined in way that can be resolved," the foreign minister added.

Zarif called for the elimination of sectarianism describing it as a challenge for the world and region.

Iranian foreign minister made the remarks at the 52nd Munich Security Conference (MSC) held to discuss ongoing crises and future challenges to international security.

Hundreds of international senior policymakers, dozens of heads of state, foreign and defense ministers as well as directors of intelligence services are attending the conference.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and Foreign Minister Lavrov, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Zarif as well as his Saudi rival Adel al-Jubeir are among the participants.