Iran president off to Russia for Sochi Summit on Syria

IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left here Thursday for Sochi, the Russian city on the Black Sea coast, to take part in the summit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Sochi Summit with participation of Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents is to concentrate on the joint counter-terrorism measures in the region, the restoration of tranquility, the return of the refugees and the settlement of political stability in Syria and cooperation in reconstructing the crisis-stricken country.

The day-long summit is also planned to focus on the outcomes brought by the Astana talks on Syria.

On the sidelines of the summit, Iranian president will hold separate meetings with his Russian and Turkish counterparts.

The previous summit with participation of the three Syria peace guarantors was held in Sochi about a year ago.