Tasnim– Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei and Anton Kobyakov, an adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin, held talks on a range of issues, including ways to boost Tehran-Moscow cooperation in holding joint gatherings, including exhibitions.
In a meeting in Moscow, Sanaei and Kobyakov exchanged views about ways to promote collaboration between the Iranian and Russian governments to hold joint conferences and exhibitions.
The two sides also discussed the presence of the Roscongress Foundation in joint economic activities with the Islamic Republic.
The Roscongress Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of helping to develop Russia’s economic potential and strengthen the country’s image by organizing congresses and exhibitions with an economic and social focus.
On December 13, 2016, Tehran hosted the Russia-Iran Business Forum, organized by the Roscongress Foundation with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Russian Export Center, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation, the Chamber of Commerce of Iran, and the Joint Russian-Iranian Chamber of Commerce.
The Russia-Iran Business Forum was organized as part of efforts to promote the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held on June 1–3, 2017 in St. Petersburg, according to the official website of the Roscongress.
Anton Kobyakov is also the executive secretary of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Organizing Committee.