Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday morning for talks with top officials on the current preparations for the Geneva 2 peace talks on Syria's long-standing conflict.

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Zarif met Syrian President Bashar Assad, to discuss the danger of terrorism for the region and around the world as well as the preparations for the Geneva 2 conference to be held in Switzerland on January 22.


Following his meeting with Assad, Zarif held a meeting with Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, the speaker of the Syrian parliament.

Later, Zarif visited Syria's foreign ministry for talks with top officials there, mainly his counterpart, Walid al-Moallem.