Dec 05, 2021 12:06 UTC
  • Syrian FM, UAE national security adviser due in Tehran

The UAE’s national security adviser Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan will visit Tehran Monday for talks with his Iranian counterpart and some other high-ranking officials, Iran's top security body says.

Syria's Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad is also due in Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit, Iran's ISNA news agency reported.

Mekdad, who is visiting Iran at the head of a delegation for the second time since being named as Syria's top diplomat, will discuss "strengthening strategic relations" between the two allies, ISNA said.

The visit comes a few days after a large economic delegation from Iran headed by the country's minister of industry, mining and trade traveled to Damascus and met with senior Syrian officials.

Sheikh Tahnoun, who is a brother of Abu Dhabi heir apparent Mohammed bin Zayed, will travel to Tehran at the invitation of Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani, the SNSC's secretariat said on Sunday.  

Developing bilateral relations and discussing the latest developments in the region are among the goals of Sheikh Tahnoun’s trip.

Late last month, the diplomatic adviser to the UAE’s president announced that the country would soon send a delegation to Iran as part of efforts to improve ties.