Iranian Sport Minister arrives in Azerbaijan for official talks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Mohammad Abbasi left Tehran for Baku to hold talks with Azeri sports officials.

Abbasi, who arrived in Baku on Tuesday morning, is slated to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two Muslim states in sports fields.

The Iranian minister, who heads a ranking delegation, is visiting Baku at the official invitation of his Azeri counterpart Azad Rahimov.

The two sides are to review exchange of sports experiences and planned to sign an agreement.

Iranian and Azeri sports ministers will hold an official meeting on Wednesday.

Iran has recently enhanced efforts to boost political, economic, security, sports and cultural ties and cooperation with the regional and neighboring countries, specially the Central Asian states.

In October, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled to Baku to attend the 12th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization. The summit was held at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

The Iranian and Azeri presidents met on the sidelines of ECO Summit, where the two leaders underlined the need for rigid efforts to expand bilateral relations and widen mutual cooperation.

By Fars News


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