TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Baku for an official visit, held talks with Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.

During the Tuesday meeting, Zarif and Aliyev discussed ways to expand and deepen bilateral relations between Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic, and also exchanged views on regional issues.

Zarif arrived in Baku on Tuesday to take part in a trilateral meeting between Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The meeting, which is slated for December 20, will be the fifth meeting between the foreign ministers of the three countries.

During the meeting, the participants will exchange views on a broad range of issues in various economic fields including transit, transportation, energy, and customs.

Other issues of mutual interest in technical and business fields as well as political cooperation particularly on regional issues like contributing to further peace and stability in the region are also high on the agenda.