Nov 22, 2020 07:38 UTC
  • Iranian FM’s visits to Moscow, Baku put off

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's planned visits to Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan have been postponed to a later date, a spokesman said.

According to Tasnim news agency, in a statement on Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Sa'eed Khatibzadeh said the ministerial trips, which were planned for the coming days, have been postponed because of the Iranian cabinet's extraordinary plan to hold meetings both in the morning and in the afternoon within the coming days to discuss the country's budget.

According to the spokesman, all cabinet members and ministers must attend these meetings and sessions.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced on Thursday that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was scheduled to have a meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow on November 23.

The Iranian and Russian senior diplomats were planned to discuss major international issues, including the Nagorno-Karabakh situation, issues surrounding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the course of developments in Syria, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf region, Russian media said.