President Rouhani to visit Russia

IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is scheduled to pay a visit to Russia this week at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, the presidential office director for communications and information said on Sunday.

President Rouhani is to take part in the tripartite meeting with the Russian and Azerbaijani presidents, respectively Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev, in Sochi on Wednesday, Parviz Esmaili said.

Rouhani is to deliver a speech to the summit aiming to expand economic ties and regional cooperation.

President Rouhani is slated to meet Aliev and Putin separately, as well, to discuss the most important bilateral issues.

A high-ranking political and economic mission will accompany President Rouhani.