Russian State Duma speaker's scheduled visit to Tehran
The High Commission for Parliamentary Cooperation between Iran and Russia will be held.
On January 23, Russian State Duma (lower house of the Russian federal assembly) Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin will pay an official visit to Tehran, where he is scheduled to negotiate bilateral agreements on trade, energy, and investment, an Iranian parliamentary spokesperson informed Sputnik.
The Iranian spokesperson stated that Tehran has decided on a program for Volodin's visit to the nation. Volodin said that he would travel to Tehran by the end of January.
"Russian State Duma Speaker will visit Iran the day after tomorrow, on Monday, as the head of the delegation from the Russian Parliament," the spokesman said.
He also mentioned that Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the speaker of the Iranian parliament, and other Iranian officials will meet with Volodin. They will likely be discussing expanding commercial ties between Moscow and Tehran as well as quickening the implementation of the agreements between Russia and Iran, notably in the fields of transportation, investment, and energy.
During Volodin's visit to Tehran, the High Commission for Parliamentary Cooperation between Iran and Russia will be held, the official added.
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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, considered on July 14th that Iran is Russia’s reliable partner, and Moscow intends to increase cooperation with Tehran, especially amid external pressure.
"We see in Iran a reliable partner, a like-minded country in the context of global changes associated with the formation of a multipolar world order and the attempts of the collective West to resist this objective process by all means," Bogdanov said at a conference regarding Russia-Iran relations.
The diplomat stressed that increased Moscow-Tehran cooperation would be the best response to challenges imposed by the West.