One of his rare comrades is visiting Putin, they will discuss Ukraine and the Middle East

Vladimir Putin and Ibrahim Raisi
Vladimir Putin and Ibrahim Raisi / July 19, 2022 / Photo: EPA-EFE/SERGEI SAVOSTYANOV

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian colleague Ebrahim Raisi, who is arriving on a working visit to Moscow, will meet in the Kremlin today, reports TASS.

As the press service of the Kremlin announced, the meeting will discuss the current agenda of bilateral cooperation with an emphasis on the realization of the upcoming Russian-Iranian project in the field of trade and economy, including transport and energy.

In addition, the two presidents will have an exchange of views on key international and regional issues.

According to the aide of the Russian president Yuriy Ushakov, Putin and Raisi could touch on the topics of the Ukrainian conflict and the escalation in the Middle East. Several representatives of the Russian and Iranian delegations will participate in the negotiations

The meeting is expected to begin with statements in which Putin and Raisi will characterize the state of bilateral relations and present the key points of the upcoming conversation, which, according to Ushakov, will be quite long.

The negotiations will then continue in the format of a working dinner. After the negotiations, the delegations will address the public, which is seriously interested in this new dimension of the alliance between Moscow and Tehran.

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