Oil Min. Zangeneh with Pres. Rouhani in Moscow Visit

President Hassan Rouhani, heading a high ranking delegation, arrived in Moscow on Monday for a two-day official visit to Russia.

Upon his arrival, the Iranian president and his entourage were welcomed by Russian officials at the airport, IRNA reported.

Accompanied by a high-ranking delegation including ministers of Foreign Affairs, Industry, Mines and Trade, Petroleum, Communications and Information Technology as well as Governor of Central Bank, President Rouhani is expected to visit and hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. 

Signing of 10 cooperation documents and drawing the roadmap for boosting future ties are on the menu, while President Rouhani is scheduled to attend a dinner banquet and visit a group of Iranian expatriates living in Russia.

The president is also expected to lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the vicinity of the Kremlin and to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Moscow state university. 

This is going to be the ninth meeting between Putin and Rouhani.

Iran and Russia will also sign 15 cooperation pacts in consular, tourism, economic, communication, legal and judicial fields in Kremlin. 

The two presidents will also issue a joint statement after their meeting in Moscow.