Jaishankar meets his Iranian counterpart enroute to Moscow for SCO Foreign Ministers’ meet

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss strengthening of bilateral cooperation.

During the meeting both Ministers also reviewed regional developments.

Taking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “A productive meeting with FM @JZarifduring a stopover in Tehran. Discussed strengthening our bilateral cooperation and reviewed regional developments. Thank him for his gracious hospitality.”

Jaishankar’s Tehran visit is taking place following the unprecedented arrival of the Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to Tehran on September 6 when he held meetings with his Iranian counterpart Brigadier Amir Hatami, IRNA reported.

Later in the day, Jaishankar will be reaching Moscow for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers’ meet that will be held on September 9-10.

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