Tehran (IP)– The 17th Iran-Russia Joint Economic Commission meeting will be held in the presence of its co-chairmen, Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji and Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, in Tehran this month.

Iran PressIran news: Iranian and Russian experts from different economic sectors will explore all avenues in 20 working groups to promote bilateral cooperation and prepare the ground for outlining a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by beating off the existing challenges.

Owji and Novak will sign the cooperation document on the last day of the meeting.

The expansion of cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, oil and gas, monetary and banking, transportation and logistics, customs, industry and mine, agriculture, water and electricity, science and technology, environment, and health and sanitation will be the main topics the two countries will discuss during their sessions.

The Iranian and Russian officials have earlier announced that the 17th edition will be held in Tehran on February 28.

Iran and Russia have developed their cooperation in recent years, during which the United States has imposed sanctions on the two countries. 219

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