During the talks, the two sides conferred on the Iran nuclear deal, bilateral relations between Iran and Malta, regional issues including the developments in Syria and Yemen, and other issues of mutual interest.
Earlier in the day, Oman’s deputy foreign minister came to Zarif’s residence and held talks with him on the latest developments in bilateral ties and regional issues.
The Iranian top diplomat arrived in Rome on Wednesday night to attend the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference (MED).
Addressing the forum on Thursday, Zarif stressed that negotiations with the US to save the 2015 nuclear deal are pointless because US President Donald Trump is not trustworthy.
Zarif stressed that the US could not be trusted for any further talks without the required guarantees, something he said was too much to expect from the Trump administration.
Earlier in the day, the Iranian top diplomat also held talks with his Italian counterpart Moavero Milanesi, during which they discussed the Special Vehicle Purpose (SPV), a payment mechanism being devised by Europe to facilitate trade with Iran in the face of US sanctions.