Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in a meeting in Belarusian capital of Minsk on Tuesday, the two sides exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments.
The two political figures also explored avenues for closer cooperation between Iran and Belarus in diverse areas.
Zarif hailed the "decisive” role Belarus can play in settling regional issues, the Ukraine crisis in particular, speaking to reporters upon his arrival earlier on Tuesday.
He noted that the crisis in Ukraine will top the agenda of his negotiations with senior Belarusian officials.
As regards Tehran’s stance on the Ukraine crisis, Zarif asserted that Iran has always supported a peaceful solution to the issue.
After nearly 16 hours of negotiations in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine on Thursday agreed a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine.
The Iranian FM referred to the agreement, and expressed the hope that it can lead to the cessation of hostilities, as they can have "very adverse consequences” for the global peace and security.