Top-level MoUs to be signed during Rouhani’s visit to Russia

TEHRAN, Feb. 25 (MNA) – More than five top-level contracts on economic, consular, and cultural cooperation will be signed between Iran and Russia during President Rouhani's visit to Moscow in late March, Iran’s deputy FM said Sat.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the commemoration ceremony of martyrs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Deputy FM for Asia and Oceania Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour touched upon the visit of President Hassan Rouhani to Moscow most likely to occur in late March, adding “relations between Tehran and Moscow are currently at their peak and our cooperation extends to all political, economic and regional fields.”

“Visiting Russia has been agreed upon by the presidents of both countries,” he said.

He went on to add, “at the moment we are in talks with the Russian side for drawing up the documents and contracts that we wish to finalize before President Rouhani’s visit.”

Rahimpour declined to go into details about the documents of cooperation, saying “there might be certain considerations about them, and some of the documents may not become finalized even at the last minute.”

He added, however, that more than five MoUs covering various economic, consular, cultural and macro fields will be signed between the two countries.

Elsewhere he talked about the visit of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to Tehran, saying “we are currently working on preparation of documents and various programs of the visit.”

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