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23 April 2019 - 11:08
FM Zarif to address UNGA meeting on multilateralism

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for New York early on Tuesday to attend United Nations General Assembly annual Conference on 'Remarking and Promoting International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace'.

The landmark conference is scheduled to get underway on Wednesday.

Iran's new Permanent Representative to UN Majid Takht-e Ravanchi is accompanying the foreign minister during the visit. 

Zarif is predicted to attend some press conferences and also to deliver speeches in different think-tanks.

According to the UN official website, 'the International Day was officially approved on 12 December, 2018 through resolution A/RES/73/127. 24 April of every year is designated as the day for the international observance.'

'As emphasized in the resolution, the International Day is a reaffirmation of the UN Charter and its principles of resolving disputes among countries through peaceful means. It acknowledges the use of multilateral decision-making and diplomacy in achieving peaceful resolutions to conflicts among nations,' it added.

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