Iran's Raeisi set to visit Russia in early 2022 for talks on ways to enhance ties
Iran Press TV
Tuesday, 28 December 2021 3:29 PM
Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi is set to make an official visit to Moscow in early 2022 to hold talks with senior Russian officials on ways to promote strategic relations between the two sides.
Speaking at a weekly press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Ali Bahadori Jahromi, the Iranian administration's spokesman, said Russian President Vladimir Putin had invited his Iranian counterpart to travel to Moscow "in line with the continuation of strategic interactions" between the two countries.
"Raeisi will probably pay a visit to Moscow early in the new year (2022) within the framework of strengthening international relations with the world, especially regional countries," he added.
He said the promotion of Tehran-Moscow cooperation was on the agenda of discussions between the Iranian and Russian presidents.
Russia, Iran preparing contacts at highest level: Kremlin
Meanwhile, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov also told journalists on Tuesday that Moscow and Tehran were preparing "contacts at the highest level."
Iran and Russia have in recent years managed to bolster relations in various fields. Moscow has on many occasions supported Iran's stance on the right to develop peaceful nuclear program.
In a phone call with his Russian counterpart in September, President Raeisi said Tehran was determined to boost relations with Moscow in all fields, including in the production of a joint vaccine to fight the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
"We are pursuing the development and deepening of cooperation between the two countries in all dimensions," Raeisi said back then, stressing the importance of continued bilateral cooperation on exploring ways to contain the coronavirus outbreak, including the production of a joint vaccine.
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