Zarif leaves Dakar for Tehran after fruitful diplomatic trip

Iran's Foreign Minister left Senegal for Tehran, after his diplomatic tour to the US, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Senegal.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif returned home from a trip that took him to New York for a United Nations conference and later to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Senegal.

The Iranian foreign minister and his accompanying delegation arrived in Dakar on Thursday morning and held meetings with a number of top Senegalese officials.

In a post on his Twitter account, Zarif said he held 'important talks' with Senegal’s President Macky Sall, Foreign Minister Amadou Ba, and Parliament Speaker Moustapha Niasse on bilateral relations, "emphasizing highest value we put on relations with African nations."

At the conclusion of the trip on Thursday night, the top Iranian diplomat said, "On my way back to Tehran after fruitful diplomatic trip -to the UN in NY, attending NAM conference in Caracas; visiting Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and finally Senegal."

After taking part in an annual meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York, Zarif visited the Venezuelan capital of Caracas to attend Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) foreign ministers’ meeting.

He also met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and First Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez.

The Iranian top diplomat then visited Nicaragua where he held separate meetings with senior officials, including Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, President of the National Assembly Gustavo Porras Cortes, Foreign Minister Denis Moncada and President of Central Bank Leonardo Ovidio Reyes Ramirez.

Zarif had also traveled to Bolivia in the last leg of the tour of Americas before flying to Africa.203/209

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