- According to the Finnish government, Zarif will visit Helsinki on August 19 to hold meetings with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto, Minister for Development, Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto.
The topics of discussion in the senior Iranian diplomat’s meetings will include bilateral relations, international and regional issues, human rights issues, and Finland's presidency of the Council of the European Union.
“I am looking forward to the discussion with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Tensions in the Gulf of Persia (Persian Gulf) have an impact on the entire world. The importance of maintaining a dialogue is emphasized in this situation,” Finland’s foreign minister said.
The top Iranian diplomat will reportedly visit Sweden and Norway after Finland.