Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to leave for Germany late Saturday, February 17, to attend and address a security conference due to be held in Munich.
In a statement on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, “Dr. Zarif will leave for Munich tonight, and according to schedule, he will deliver a speech and elaborate on our country’s viewpoints on the most important issues pertaining to regional and international security at the Munich security conference tomorrow, Sunday.”
“I addition to delivering a speech at the conference, the Iranian foreign minister will meet and hold talks with some officials of foreign countries attending the conference,” said the spokesman.
Zarif is currently accompanying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his first-ever official trip to India, and will leave New Delhi for Germany later tonight.
The Munich Security Conference is an annual conference on international security policy that has taken place since 1963. It is the world’s largest gathering of its kind.
Over the past four decades the Munich Security Conference has become the most important independent forum for the exchange of views by international security policy decision-makers. Each year it brings together about 350 senior figures from more than 70 countries around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.