Iran President Press Office Confirms Rouhani's Participation in Baku Talks

© Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskyi / Go to the photo bankFrom left: President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin (File)
From left: President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin (File) - Sputnik International
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Tehran confirmed to Sputnik that Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani will take part in talks with the presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan in Baku in August.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will participate in the meeting with his Azerbaijani and Russian counterparts, Ilham Aliyev and Vladimir Putin, in Baku, Azerbaijan, on August 8, Iran's President's press service told Sputnik Saturday.

"President Rouhani will depart for Baku on eight of next month (August) for a meeting with presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan. The meeting will be held on the invitation of the Azerbaijan president, the opportunities for cooperation between the countries will be discussed," the press office specified.

The press service noted that there was no information on the possible participation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the meeting in Baku.

On July 13, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Rahimpur said that Rouhani, Putin and Aliyev would discuss issues related to the International North–South Transport Corridor (INSTC) as well as trade and economic cooperation and anti-terror fight during the meeting.

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