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Zarif Meets Assad in Damascus
By Staff, Agencies
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shortly after arriving in the capital Damascus at his invitation.
During their meeting on Tuesday, Zarif and Assad discussed the Astana peace process for Syria and the progress in the bilateral deals signed during Assad’s trip to Iran in February.
Earlier on Tuesday, Zarif arrived at the Damascus International Airport at the head of a delegation and was welcomed by Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.
Zarif then visited the holy shrine of Sayyed Zeinab, the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammad [PBUH], south of Damascus.
During his one-day stay in Syria, Zarif is scheduled to hold talks with other senior officials, including Prime Minister Imad Khamis and Foreign Minister Walid Muallem.
During his trip to Iran, Assad held talks with Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
Zarif’s next stop will in Turkey for a review of bilateral and regional relations.
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