Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said upon his arrival in Istanbul on Monday that during his stay in the city he is to confer with the EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton on nuclear issue.
Speaking to reporters, he said he is to attend foreign ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Algeria and during his stopover in Istanbul he would confer with the EU foreign policy chief.
It is necessary to make it clear that Ashton and her assistants at the European Union will be present in the meeting and this is not a meeting with P5+1, he said.
The two sides will discuss the latest developments on nuclear dispute and positive steps are expcted to be taken to this effect.
A group of officials from Iran`s foreign ministry are accompanying Zarif during the visit.