IRAN FM TO VISIT SINGAPORE TO JOIN ASEAN TREATY

TEHRAN, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Singapore to sign documents on Iran’s joining the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC), official IRNA news agency reported.

Ministers of foreign affairs of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene in Singapore on Monday July 30 for six days to discuss regional and trans-regional issues related to ASEAN and the TAC.

According to IRNA, there is a consensus among Southeast Asian countries to accept Iran as a party to the treaty.

This is an indication of the significance of interaction with Iran as an influential country in regional and international equations, it said.

Iran is an observer state in the TAC and part of the upcoming meeting will be about the full membership of the observer states including Iran.

Source: NAM News Network

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