TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Doha on Tuesday to attend a ministerial meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD).
The top Iranian diplomat is joining other dignitaries at the 16th ministerial meeting of the ACD, which will run until May 2.
Established in 2001, the Asian Cooperation Dialogue has 34 member countries. Its first meeting was held in Thailand in 2002 with 18 Asian founding countries in attendance.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has announced in a Twitter post that the country’s priority during its presidency over the ACD meeting will be to reach an Asian consensus, enhance cooperation, develop mechanisms for joint work, and strengthen economic and commercial ties.