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President departs for Azerbaijan Republic

President Rouhani left Tehran for Baku early on Sunday in order to have an official meeting with the President of Azerbaijan Republic and attend the trilateral meeting of Iran-Russia-Azerbaijan.

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Sun 07 - August 2016 - 09:41

Dr Rouhani’s visit that is taking place at an official invitation of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, is aimed at establishment of new partnerships in commerce, industry, energy, culture, banking, consulate facilities, communication and rail transportation.

President Rouhani is also scheduled to attend a trilateral meeting of presidents of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan, the purpose of which is to boost cooperation among the three countries in the fields of commerce, energy, communication, environmental issues, combatting terrorism, transportation and transit.

Dr Rouhani is also set to have a bilateral meeting with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and discuss mutual issues.

Meeting with clerics and intellectuals of Azerbaijan Republic, as well as Iranian nationals residing in the country are also among President Rouhani’s programs.

Dr Rouhani, who is accompanied by a number of ministers and high-ranking Iranian officials, was seen off at the airport by the First VP Dr Jahangiri, Supreme Leader’s Advisor Dr Ali Akbar Velayati, and a number of ministers and vice-presidents.

Explaining the aims of the visit, Dr Rouhani told reporters in the airport: “This trip is taking place in order to officially visit the Republic of Azerbaijan and attend the trilateral meeting of Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia”.

“Iran’s relations with the friend and brother country of Azerbaijan has been developing fast in recent years and business, economic and political relations between the two countries has been promoted,” added Rouhani.

He added: “Iran-Russia relations is moving towards strategic ties and we have a great deal of cooperation in different regional and international issues”.

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