Rouhani and Zarif to travel to Moscow to meet with Putin; Private sector delegation to sign varied agreements as Iran and Russia increase economic cooperation
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will travel to Moscow next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to Iranian media, Rouhani will meet with Putin early in the week, their meeting to center on increasing trade agreements and economic cooperation. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will also travel to Moscow and will meet with Russian officials.
The meeting will also center on “improving stability and security in the region” as well as “combatting terrorism and other regional threats”.
The president will be accompanied by a delegation from Iran’s private sector, with a reported 13 memorandums of understanding to reportedly be signed during the visit.
According to Rouhani’s deputy chief of staff, the visit is “Regarding Iran’s global standing, strategic capabilities and regional power, the need to examine international developments, and interaction between major regional powers to promote regional stability, fighting terrorism…”
On economic and trade agreements to be signed he stated “Given the fact that a delegation from Iran’s private sector is also accompanying the president during this visit, businessmen and economic agents will hold joint session and various negotiations on many fields of mutual interest and sign a number of Memorandum of Understandings for expansion of bilateral cooperation between the two countries’ private sectors… it appears that talks will mostly focus on continuation and expansion of Tehran-Moscow’s cooperation on improving stability and security in the region, multilateral and international cooperation, combatting terrorism and other regional threats.”