President Rouhani arrives in Baku

Tehran, Aug 7, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Baku, the Azerbaijan Republic, for a two-day visit on Sunday morning.

Upon arrival in Heydar Aliyev International airport, President Rouhani was warmly welcomed by several high-ranking Azeri officials.

President Rouhani is accompanied by a number of the high-ranking Iranian officials and his cabinet ministers during his two-day stay in Baku.

During the visit, President Rouhani is to attend trilateral talks among Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan, confer with his Russian and Azeri counterparts on expansion of trilateral cooperation in commerce, energy, telecommunications, environment, fight against terrorism, transportation and transit of goods.

On the sidelines of the meeting, President Rouhani is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss expansion of cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

In another meeting with his Azeri counterpart, President Rouhani is to follow up implementation of already reached agreements and bolstering cooperation in commerce, industry, energy, culture, banking, consular facilities and telecommunications, and railway transportation.

During the visit, some joint venture projects on industrial units taking advantage of Iran high tech are to go on stream.

President Rouhani is to return home on Monday afternoon.

By IRNA