Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Duma MP: Iran’s Raisi to address Russian lower house Thursday

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will address a meeting of the Russian State Duma lower house of parliament on Thursday, First Deputy Speaker Alexander Zhukov says.

“On Thursday, the meeting will begin with a speech of the president of Iran,” Zhukov said on Monday after a Duma Council meeting.

On Sunday, state television channel Rossiya-1 reported Russian President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian counterpart in Moscow next week.

This will be the first official meeting between the two since Raisi was sworn in as president of Iran in August 2021.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Raisi’s upcoming visit to Moscow will be very important.

“The visit, in short, is very important. It’s time to resume contacts at the highest level, which are traditionally close and regular among us and which also fell victim to the coronavirus infection,” Lavrov stated.

“The significance (of the visit), first of all, is the need to take an inventory of our entire agenda taking into account changes in the leadership of Iran,” he added.

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