On June 30, Sergey Lavrov met with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The officials discussed the ongoing negotiations for the comprehensive settlement of the Iranian nuclear programme. The ministers had an interested exchange of views regarding the possible further steps to eliminate the remaining obstacles on the way to a final mutually acceptable agreement.
Both sides discussed cooperation within the SCO, including the preparations for the upcoming July 10 SCO Summit in Ufa.
A great deal of the discussion revolved around cooperation in the fight against terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, especially in the context of the Syrian crisis.