Iran’s FM due in Turkey

Politics Materials 28 September 2016 11:27 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 28

By Fatih Karimov – Trend:

Iran’s Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Turkey on his way back home from the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The top Iranian diplomat is scheduled to meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, Tasnim news agency reported Sept. 28.

The two parties are expected to exchange views in political, economic and cultural issues and discuss boosting mutual ties.

Earlier on Aug. 23, Iran's deputy foreign minister for African and Arab affairs, Hossein Jaber Ansari, visited Turkey and held talks with senior Turkish officials on regional issues, in particular the Syrian crisis.

Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu traveled to Tehran on August 18 and held talks on regional affairs with Iranian officials in the few hours he was in Tehran.

Zarif also paid a visit to Turkey on August 12.

Moscow and Tehran have joint positions in the Syria conflict, with Turkey deeply opposed to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, of which Russia and Iran are the major backers.