TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Croatian counterpart Marija Pejčinović Burić held a meeting and discussed mutual relations and issues of mutual interest.

During the meeting in Zagreb on Thursday, the two top diplomats reviewed bilateral relations in all political, economic and cultural areas as well as the agreements already clinched during trips by the officials of both countries.

They also highlighted the need to further enhance mutual ties in all areas.

The Croatian foreign minister said Tehran and Zagreb have had age-old and strong relations, and hailed Zarif’s trip to her country as an opportunity to further boost reciprocal political and economic relations.

“Good agreements were signed during the Croatian president’s trip to Iran, and your presence here along with an important economic delegation is a sign that those agreements are going into force,” she said.

She expressed Croatia and Europe’s full backing for the implementation and maintenance of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, describing it as one of the most significant and robust agreements of its kind.

Pejčinović Burić said the deal laid the groundwork for further cooperation between Iran and other countries around the world.

For his part, the Iranian foreign minister emphasized Tehran’s determination to promote mutual cooperation in all areas and work towards the implementation of the agreements reached during his visit to Croatia.

Also high on the agenda of the talks were key regional and international issues, including the JCPOA and fighting violence, terrorism and extremism all around the world, the crises in Syria and Yemen, and the current situation in Afghanistan and the Balkans.

Zarif traveled to Croatia on the third leg of his tour of the Balkans and Eastern Europe that has already taken him to Serbia and Bulgaria and Bosnia.