Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov

Russian presidential spokesman said that the country's President would discuss bilateral and regional relations at Tehran's meeting with Iran and Turkiye.

Iran PressEurope: Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold meetings with Iran's Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Tehran on July 19, Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the National Iranian Radio and Television, which was broadcast on Monday on the Rossiya-24 TV channel.

He noted that the main purpose of Putin's visit to Tehran is to participate in the Astana Peace Process. "In addition, our president has three meetings scheduled: "These are talks with President Raisi, with President Erdogan, and the president will also pay a visit to Iran's Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. We hope it will be a very comprehensive dialogue," the Kremlin spokesman said."

According to him, the leaders will be able to discuss bilateral relations at the meetings, "first and foremost, trade and economic relations with both Iran and Türkiye." "[There will be] prospects and all modalities for continuing the political dialogue with both Iran and Türkiye, and exchanging views on the most relevant topics, because there are so many hot spots around us that need our cooperation in order to resolve them," Peskov noted, pointing out the topics of the upcoming talks.

The Astana Peace Process began in January 2017 on the back of a Syria-wide ceasefire between the Syrian government and armed groups in Kazakhstan's then capital city of Astana. Although the city was renamed Nur-Sultan in 2019, the negotiating format retained the name.

Iran and Russia, as the allies of the Syrian government, as well as Turkey, which sides with the opposition, set up the process to put an end to the Syrian conflict through the involvement of the Syrian government and the opposition.


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