Iran’s Zarif calls for unilateral cooperation to tackle terrorism
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for unilateral regional cooperation aimed at tackling terrorism and extremism.
Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed the 14th Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Ministerial Meeting on March 10 in Bangkok, Thailand, IRNA news agency reported.
Foreign Minister Zarif arrived in Bangkok last night as part of his regional tour to several Asian and Pacific countries.
Earlier, Zarif conferred with Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah during his visit to East Asian country on March 9.
Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital and largest city of the Sultanate of Brunei, on March 9 in a one-day official visit.
During the meeting, Zarif called for the expansion of economic and politic ties with the Muslim populated country.
He also underlined the threat of extremism and terrorism and said that the extremist groups put the unity of Muslim nations at stake.
In turn, calling for strengthening unity among Islamic countries, Hassanal Bolkiah expressed interest in the expansion of bilateral ties with Iran particularly in petrochemical and technical sectors in the post-sanctions-era.
Iranian foreign minister left Brunei for Thailand last night. New Zealand and Australia are next expected destinations of the foreign minister's regional tour.
The tiny state of Brunei is a reach oil and gas country with the world's highest standards of living.
Zarif set out an official tour late on March 6 taking him to six Southeast Asian and Pacific countries.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaber Ansari earlier said that Zarif's trips are aimed at taking advantage of the chances created for the country following the removal of international sanctions.