Zarif, Bitter experience of Caucasus war should not be repeated
Zarif, Bitter experience of Caucasus war should not be repeated
Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that countries should take steps so as the bitter experience of the war in the Caucasus not to be repeated.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – The only way to do so is through useful cooperation and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic can have a unique role in this and in creating the transportation routes, Zarif said.

Speaking to the reporters after the meeting with the head of the parliament of Nakhchivan, Zarif expressed happiness that he started his regional tour in Baku and is bringing it to an end in Nakhchivan, adding that Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is central to the future of peace in the region.

Based on the talks on his trips to Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia, Turkey, and Georgia, Zarif hoped that they can create an all-out cooperation for connections in the region – through the South-North and South-West corridors, adding that the corridors will connect the Persian Gulf to Russia and to the Black Sea, in both of which Nakhchivan has an important role.

Foreign Minister Zarif arrived in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on Saturday morning and held the head of the parliament of the autonomous republic.

Previously, Zarif said that at the end of the visit to the five countries, he visited Nakhchivan to discuss the transit facilities and conditions of cooperation after the Karabakh war.

He hoped that the countries will have more cooperation in transit and it will lead to sustainable peace in the region.

“Constructive, friendly, & fruitful conversations in Turkey with President @RTErdogan & FM @MevlutCavusoglu,” Zarif wrote in his tweeter account.

He added that “discussed expansion of bilateral ties & regional cooperation—Syria, Iraq, & the Caucuses.”

“Concurred that the only way to restore stability in the region is thru synergy,” he noted.

At the last leg of his regional tour, FM Zarif arrived in Turkey to hold talks with Turkish authorities on regional and bilateral issues.

The Iranian foreign minister visited the Republic of Azerbaijan, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia, discussing the latest developments in the Caucasus region as well as mutual ties with officials of the respective countries.

  • source : IRNA