2 August 201816:55

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sidelines of ASEAN events, Singapore, August 2, 2018


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I just had a series of meetings, including on the dialogue partnership between Russia and ASEAN.

Of course, I appreciate this opportunity to touch base as part of very regular and intensive contacts between Moscow and Tehran. Just three weeks ago we received the Supreme Leader's Senior Adviser for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati who delivered a message from the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. We met with you in Vienna less than one month ago to discuss the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

We would like to discuss bilateral matters, the JCPOA and of course the Caspian Summit that is coming in just a few days.

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