TEHRAN – Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn is scheduled to arrive in Tehran Monday at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Asselborn is scheduled to meet with Zarif on Tuesday.
During his talks with Iranian officials, the foreign minister of Luxembourg will be discussing the expansion of ties and regional and international developments.
Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) clinched an interim nuclear deal last November in Geneva, and afterwards several foreign ministers of European Union countries visited Iran.
In December 2013, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino became the first minister of a European Union country to visit Iran since President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration.
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevich, heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation, paid a two-day visit to Iran in April.
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz also made a trip to Iran in April, during which Tehran-Vienna relations were discussed.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo, and Greek Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos are the other ministers of EU countries who visited Iran.
In addition, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton made a trip to Iran in March at the invitation of Zarif.
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