Vaezi in St Petersburg for intl. economic forum, business talks

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TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) – Iranian ICT Minister Vaezi has arrived in St. Petersburg Thu. to take part in the International Economic Forum and hold business talks with Russian officials.

The holding of several meetings of Iran-Russia joint commission for cooperation in Tehran and Moscow chaired by Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi and Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, has expanded economic and industrial relations between the two countries since the start of Pres. Rouhani’s administration. The cooperation includes construction of four steam power plant units in Bandar Abbas, two new reactors at Bushehr power plant, increase in trade transactions, electrification of railway lines, as well as the signing of many economic agreements such as the ‘Green’ corridor for customs services.

Tehran hosted the Russia-Iran Business Forum back in December as part of efforts to promote the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which will be held on June 1–3, 2017 in St. Petersburg.

Deputy Minister of Petroleum for International Affairs and Trading Amir-Hossein Zamaninia as well as Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Sanaei will also take part in the general and expert meetings of St. Petersburg forum.

Also on agenda of the Iranian delegation are meetings with various officials of other participating countries which comprise over 12,000 senior representatives of countries, international organizations and various other figures.

The 2nd meeting of the Russian–Iranian working group for energy cooperation under the permanent Russian–Iranian joint trade and economic commission is also scheduled to be held on Thursday.

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will discuss a wide range of topics on international challenges including economic and social issues, the situation in the Middle East, regional crises, the future of the world, and relations among countries.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will also participate in the forum. 

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