Zarif, Indian Advisor Discuss Region

Zarif, Indian Advisor Discuss Region Zarif, Indian Advisor Discuss Region

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met the national security advisor to the Indian prime minister on Friday to discuss issues of mutual interests and exchange views on the latest regional developments.  

Zarif, who was on an official visit to India as part of his second regional tour after the July 14 nuclear deal with major powers, held talks with Ajit Doval, ISNA reported.

The two sides talked about the latest developments in Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq and discussed in particular the growth of extremism and violence in the region which poses a serious challenge to peace and stability.  

They also called for efforts to find a solution to  the emergence of new forms of extremism in the region.  

Commenting on Afghanistan, Zarif said, "Iran has always supported development of democratic structures and progress in Afghanistan."

The Indian official underlined the gravity of the threat posed by the so-called Islamic State militant group and called on the international community to take collective action to help stem the spread of inhuman activities of the terror group.