Iran FM, Ashton to meet in New York

Iran FM, Ashton to meet in New York
Fri Sep 20, 2013 21:57:28

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Catherin Ashton are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

“I will meet with Ms. Ashton and the foreign ministers of Greece, the Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Britain, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey, Oman, Slovakia, Croatia, Georgia and Bulgaria on Monday,” Zarif said on Friday.

Zarif, who is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly session, added that he is scheduled to sit down for talks with around a dozen foreign ministers a day while in the US.

The top diplomat expressed hope that his bilateral meetings would lead to achievements for the Iranian nation.

In a telephone conversation on September 6, Zarif and Ashton agreed to meet on the sidelines of a UN General Assembly session in New York to discuss the resumption of negotiations over Iran’s civilian nuclear program.


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