Tehran, December 11, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Tehran late Tuesday on an official visit to discuss bilateral ties with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and other senior Iranian officials.
Upon his arrival in the Iranian capital, Lavrov was welcomed by Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour.
The Russian foreign minister is will also hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani during his stay in Tehran.
Earlier, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham briefed the reporters about Lavrov’s visit to Tehran, and said, “Tehran and Moscow are in constant talks on regional issues, specifically Syria and during this visit the two sides will also discuss this issues, Geneva II meeting to be held in the near future.”
“Iran and Russia have very close viewpoints on the Syrian crisis and ways to put an end to the ongoing crisis in the Muslim country,” Afkham said.