TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to deliver a speech at the US Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York on Monday.

According to the official website of the Council, Zarif will also discuss a range of issues, including the recent developments in the region, at a meeting with President of the Council on Foreign Relations Richard Haass, Sputnik reported.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif is in New York to attend the UN high-level political forum on sustainable development.

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017, convened under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council, started in New York on Monday, July 10, and will run until Wednesday, July 19.

The theme of the event is eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world, according to the website of the forum.