Iran's foreign minister engages personally in returning Slavica Burmazovic's kidnapped children
Slavica Burmazovic's former husband, a Turk, took the three children to Turkey in 2015 without their mother's permission
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif will personally engage in the effort to return the kidnapped children of Slavica Burmazovic, who are currently in Iran, the Serbian Foreign Ministry announced after Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic met with Zarif.
The meeting discussed the finalization of procedures regarding the return of the children, while Zarif promised to personally engage to close this case in the shortest possible time.
The former husband of Slavica Burmazovic, a Turk, took the three children without their mother's permission to Turkey in 2015.
A court's first-instance verdict from March 2016 ordered the children returned to the mother's custody, but the father, despite a ban, left Turkey and now resides with the children in Iran.
Dacic and Zarif met in Baku, on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Summit, and emphasized during the meeting the traditionally friendly relations between the two countries and good cooperation both bilaterally and multilaterally.
It was agreed to further enhance cooperation through the exchange of high-level visits.
Dacic thanked Iran for its position on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, especially for its support during so-called Kosovo's attempt to join certain international organizations.
He informed the interlocutor about the recent withdrawal of the request of so-called Kosovo for membership in Interpol.
Minister Zarif congratulated Serbia on the successfully organized 141st session of the Assembly of the Interparliamentary Union in Belgrade, pointing out that the president of the Parliament of Iran had very successful talks on that occasion.