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Iranian FM: Putin to Visit Iran in Mid-October
Putin to Meet Iranian Leaders, Attend Summit of Caspian Sea Nations
09/12/2007 11:42 AM ET
Here's the report from the official Iranian Fars News Agency:

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Russian President Vladimir Putin will take a trip to Iran on October 16, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said. Mottaki made the remarks in Moscow where he is due to attend a meeting of the two countries' joint economic cooperation commission, and also hold talks with the head of Russia's Federal Atomic Energy Agency, Sergey Kiriyenko.

Upon arrival at Moscow airport Tuesday night, the Iranian foreign minister told reporters that during his visit, the two sides would review Iran-Russia cooperation and explore new avenues for further cooperation between the two countries.

He stressed the two states' high potentials for bolstering economic cooperation, and said that he would meet Kiriyenko to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

Mottaki also said that during his meetings with Russian officials, the two sides would take the required measures to arrange an upcoming visit to Tehran by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He said Putin is due to arrive in Tehran on October 16 to attend a summit of the Caspian Sea littoral states and meet with Iranian officials to discuss bilateral ties.


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