TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A planned trip by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Tehran later this week has been postponed, a report said.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s has postponed his planned trip to Tehran later this week was also postponed to a future date, the French presidency said in a statement on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Back in November, Le Drian said he was expected to visit the Iranian capital to prepare a visit by President Emmanuel Macron to the country and as part of efforts to expand Paris-Tehran relations.

In late June, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Paris for discussions with senior French officials, including Macron, on ways of promoting bilateral cooperation on issues of bilateral and regional importance.

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival, Zarif described France as one of Iran’s “close economic partners,” saying the two sides have significantly increased their cooperation in this field.