Iran's Foreign Minister to hold talks in Moscow on Friday: RIA

October 26, 2016 10:02 AM EDT

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens to a question during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey, August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will holds talks in Moscow on Friday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss Syria and Iraq, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the foreign ministry.

RIA said they would discuss closer coordination in the Middle East.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem would also be in Moscow on Friday for talks.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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