Iranian FM presents Syria report to Erdoğan in Ankara
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Iranian FM presents Syria report to Erdoğan in Ankara

Zarif on Wednesday said he will be presenting a report to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding his talks with embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus

News Service Yeni Şafak

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif presented his Syria report to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at their meeting in Ankara on Thursday, according to reports.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday said he will be presenting a report to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding his talks with embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.

"I had a long meeting with Assad in Syria. I will be presenting a report of these talks to Mr. Erdoğan," said Zarif after a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara.

Zarif on Tuesday met with his Syrian counterpart Walid Al Muallem in Damascus, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Earlier, the Iranian foreign minister also held talks with Bashar al-Assad in which they ”exchanged views on various aspects of mutual ties, the most significant regional issues, the latest development of Astana initiative and the political process to resolve the Syria crisis,” according to a separate statement issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Earlier, Zarif arrived in the Syrian capital for a one-day official visit which comes upon an official invitation from Assad.

He arrived in Turkey after completing his visit to Damascus. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Zarif will pay a working visit to Turkey on Wednesday.

"During the visit, all aspects of our bilateral relations will be discussed and views on regional and international issues will be exchanged," the ministry said.

Notably, Zarif submitted his resignation on February 25 in protest of Assad's visit to Tehran, which he was unaware of. His resignation, however, was rejected by President Hassan Rouhani.

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