Iran FM, UN chief discuss regional, international developments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres have exchanged views about leading regional and international developments.

The top Iranian diplomat and the UN chief discussed important developments in a phone call on Saturday.

The Iranian foreign minister also on Saturday held talks with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali Alhakim on ways to promote bilateral relations.

During the telephone conversation, the two foreign ministers discussed an upcoming visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Baghdad.

The Iranian president is set to pay an official visit to Baghdad on March 11 to hold talks with senior Iraqi officials about the expansion of relations between the two neighbors amid US sanctions against Tehran.

According to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Alhakim also told Zarif during the phone call that Baghdad was keen to promote cooperation with Tehran in various fields.

Both sides also reviewed the latest regional and international developments, the ministry added.

Back in January, the Iranian foreign minister paid a five-day visit to Baghdad at the head of a politico-economic delegation and held talks with the country’s authorities.

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