Iran’s president to attend BRICS, SCO summits in Russia


President Rouhani is going to have a tight schedule during his two-day stay in the Russian city of Ufa.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Russia Thursday to attend the summits of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS, his office said.

President Rouhani will make the trip at the official invitation of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Parviz Esmaeili, the deputy for communications and information at the president’s office, told Tasnim on Monday.

The Iranian chief executive is going to have a tight schedule during his two-day stay in the Russian city of Ufa, Esmaeili added.

On the first day, President Rouhani will take part in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit as a special guest and will also deliver a speech, he noted.

The president is also scheduled to address the SCO summit as a keynote speaker on the second day, Esmaeili went on to say.

Among Rouhani’s other plans in Russia will be holding bilateral meetings with heads of a number of SCO and BRICS members.

Beside the SCO and BRICS summits, Ufa will also host a simultaneous meeting of members of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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