TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov about a range of issues, including the ways to boost Tehran-Dushanbe ties in various areas.

During a Wednesday meeting in the Tajik capital that lasted about two hours, Zarif and Rahmon discussed various aspects of bilateral ties between Iran and Tajikistan.

The two sides also exchanged views about the latest developments in the Middle East region and the world.

In a separate meeting earlier on Wednesday, Zarif met with Aslov following his arrival in the Central Asian country.

Zarif has paid an official visit to Tajikistan as part of his tour of Central Asia, which will take him to Uzbekistan later.

The visits came at the official invitation of the authorities of the two Central Asian countries.

During his visit to Uzbekistan, Zarif will hold talks with the country's officials and attend the International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia, according to Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi.

The conference will be attended by international and regional officials and figures, Qassemi noted.