Iran’s FM to Visit Algeria, Mauritania, Tunisia

Iranian foreign minister will start a two-day tour of three North African states on Sunday, foreign ministry spokesman announced.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced on Saturday that FM Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran on Sunday to visit Algeria, Mauritania, and Tunisia on a two-day tour.

The visits will be made at the official invitation of the three African states, Qassemi noted.

During the visits, which are aimed at deepening bilateral relations between Iran and the North African countries, Zarif is planned to meet his Algerian, Mauritanian, and Tunisian counterparts and the heads of these states.

According to Qassemi, conferring on latest regional developments, particularly the issue of Syria and Persian Gulf littoral states, is among the purposes of Zarif’s trips.

“Regional developments necessitate further solidarity among Muslim countries, and the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that Islamic states should be more united and convergent in countering ill-wishers and those who seek to cause rift [between Muslims],” he added.

   
   

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