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Iran FM meets Singapore president, foreign minister

Tehran, Iranian foreign minister on Friday conferred with the Singapore president and foreign minister on bilateral and regional issues.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed bilateral relations, regional and international developments as well as Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) issues 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 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (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).

Senior experts and foreign ministers from ASEAN have convened in Singapore since Monday to discuss regional and trans-regional issues related to this Association and the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia.

On Wednesday, foreign ministers of ASEAN countries exchanged views on South China Sea, North Korea, and human rights and environmental challenges in Southeast Asia.

The ministers of ten ASEAN member-states, as well as the ministers of observer countries, including Iran discussed the latest regional and trans-regional developments in the 51st session of the Association and the subsidiary meetings, the 19th meeting of ASEAN Plus, the 8th ministerial meeting of East Asia, and the 25th regional conference of ASEAN.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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