Iranian President Due in Baku for Official Visit on Sunday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to leave for the neighboring country of Azerbaijan Republic on Sunday to attend a trilateral summit among Tehran, Moscow and Baku.
President Rouhani and his Russian and Azeri counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev, will hold trilateral talks on Monday on various issues, including trilateral cooperation in commerce, energy, telecommunications, environmental issues, fight against terrorism, transportation, and the transit of goods.
During his two-day visit to the Azeri capital, Rouhani is also slated to hold a separate meeting with Putin and exchange views on issues of mutual interest.
In another meeting with his Azeri counterpart due to be held on Sunday, the Iranian president will discuss the process of implementing already reached agreements and bolstering cooperation in commerce, industry, energy, culture, banking, consular facilities and telecommunications, and particularly railroad transportation.
A number of ministers and high ranking officials are to accompany President Rouhani in the official visit.
The upcoming summit will follow an April meeting among the Iranian, Russian and Azeri foreign ministers in Baku.
In that gathering, Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russia’s Sergey Lavrov and Azerbaijan’s Elmar Mammadyarov discussed a range of issues, including ways to settle conflicts in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.