TEHRAN, Dec. 04 (Press Shia Agency) – Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Russian capital city of Moscow, at noon on Monday, at the head of a diplomatic delegation.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, arrived in Russian capital city of Moscow, at noon on Monday, at the head of a diplomatic delegation.

The Iranian diplomat is slated to take part in the upcoming seventh ministerial meeting of five Caspian Sea littoral states (Iran, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Kazakhstan), due to kick off in Moscow within next hours and wrap up on Wednesday.

“A delegation of experts on political, legal, border issues and other related fields will accompany Zarif in this trip,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said earlier.

He also noted that the meeting will discuss the draft convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, and ways to finalize the convention.

The participants will also prepare the agenda, and assess the documents to be signed at the Leaders’ Summit, Qassemi noted.

During the previous ministerial meeting held in the Kazakh capital of Astana in 2016, Zarif stressed that the legal regime of Caspian Sea should be developed in a way that the interests of all littoral states are met.

“A lasting legal regime should guarantee that the interests of all littoral states are met given the geopolitical changes,” Zarif noted in July 2016.

He also expressed Tehran’s support for the establishment of a permanent regional association, whose activities and list of duties would be defined after consultation among the Caspian littoral countries.

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