November 29, 2018
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is attending the UN-sponsored Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, which opened in the Swiss city on Tuesday.
According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi, Zarif has taken part in the two-day conference to clarify Tehran’s position on the restoration of peace to Afghanistan, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The top Iranian diplomat is to hold talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, and a number of other foreign officials on the sidelines of the event, Qasemi said on Monday.
The United Nations, which is co-hosting the summit at Geneva’s Palais des Nations with the Afghan government, said the conference “will be crucial in measuring results against the $15.2 billion committed by the international community for Afghanistan in 2016”.