Sunday, June 24, 2012

Iran Confirms Meeting of British-Iran Foreign Ministers in Kabul

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Saturday confirmed published reports that Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has recently met his British counterpart William Hague in Afghanistan. The meeting took place on 14 June in Kabul.

“Salehi’s meeting with Hague took place on the sidelines of the Afghanistan’s neighbors conference via [the mediation] of a third country and upon the request of the British side,” Mehmanparast said on Saturday [IRNA, 24 June].

“During the meeting, discussions focused on interest sections [diplomatic representation through third countries] for the two sides as well as regional developments,” Mehmanparast added.

The foreign ministry spokesman also denied the reports that the meeting had taken place at the request of Iran.

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