Iranian FM on official visit to Paris
By Fatma Babayeva
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is on a two-day official visit to Paris within his next European tour, Iranian media reported.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif met with several French officials during the Paris visit.
In his meeting with Gérard Larcher, President of the Senate of France, Zarif told that no one can tear the nuclear deal reached between Iran and the six world powers.
Referring to an agreement between Iran and the US Boeing company, Zarif noted that the agreement will solve the problem of Iran's agreement with Airbus.
Zarif participated in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armed Forces of the French Senate, following his meeting with Larcher.
In his speech during a meeting in the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces of the French Senate, Zarif stated that the Foreign Ministry will provoke Iran-France parliamentary ties, which is efficient for Tehran-Paris friendship and can strengthen the two nations' understandings of each other.
Touching upon the combat against terrorism, Zarif underlined that it requires global cooperation.
Additionally, Iranian FM attended a meeting at France's International Diplomatic Academy with participation of representatives of French media and researchers and took part in an Iftar (fast breaking feast) ceremony in the residence of Iran’s ambassador to Paris where some French officials and representatives from 33 Islamic states were present.
This visit is the third trip of the Iranian FM to European countries in a row. He has already made two rounds of official visits to a number of the EU countries like Poland, Sweden, Finland, Latvia in late May - early June, and Norway and Germany in mid-June.
In particular, his visits to Europe aim discussing ways to expand relations after the implementation of the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The main discussion topic is the expansion of the bilateral cooperation in the scientific, cultural, economic and political fields between Iran and EU countries.
After his European tour, Zarif will travel to Uzbek capital Tashkent in order to participate in a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization June 23-24.
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