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China, Indonesia, New Zealand stress promotion of ties with Iran

Singapore, Chinese, Indonesian and News Zealander foreign ministers on Friday underlined development of bilateral cooperation with Iran.

The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters as well as the Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in separate meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for close cooperation with Iran.

During the meetings which occurred on the sidelines of the 51st session of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), foreign ministers of China, Indonesia and News Zealand stressed the importance of saving Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and G5+1 (the US, UK, France, China, Russia plus Germany) in 2015.

Earlier on Friday, Iranian foreign minister conferred with the Singapore President Halimah Yacob and the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan.

Iran's foreign minister arrived in Singapore on Wednesday to attend the 51st session of ASEAN.

During his stay in Singapore, Zarif on Thursday signed a document on Iran's joining the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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