Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the head of a political and economic delegation embarked on a
tour to three Central Asian and Caucasian countries
Over 20 businessmen and representatives of public and private sectors are accompanying him in his official visit, Qassemi said.
The trip takes place on the eve of the 25th anniversary of independence of these countries from the Soviet Union and also 25 years of Iran’s political ties with the countries
In the first leg of his tour, the Iranian foreign minister is visiting neighboring Turkmenistan. Then, he will visit Kyrgyzstan and Georgia in the Caucasus region.
In addition to political talks, joint economic sessions will be held during the tour, Qassemi added.
The trip comes a few months after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took a tour of the Caucasus and the Central Asia that took him to Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan