TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak discussed a range of issues at a meeting in Bratislava, with the focus on stronger economic and trade interaction between the two countries.

In the first round of the ministerial talks on Thursday morning, Zarif and Lajcak discussed Tehran-Bratislava trade ties, Iran-EU interaction, as well as the latest regional and international developments, including the crises in Syria and Yemen.

The Iranian foreign minister described an economic delegation accompanying him in the visit as a sign of the Iranian state-run and private sectors’ determination to boost interaction with Slovakia.

The Slovak minister, for his part, highlighted the ample opportunities for economic cooperation between the two countries, calling for formation of Iran-Slovakia joint economic commission as soon as possible.

Lajcak also referred to joint investment and banking ties as the other fields for mutual cooperation.

The two top diplomats held the second round of their talks after opening a joint economic meeting.

The Iranian foreign minister is in Bratislava in the second leg of a tour of East Europe that took him earlier to Romania.

He is scheduled to visit the Czech Republic afterwards.