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In an address to reporters, he added the Kremlin will announce the dates of this visit in due course, tass.com reported.
“It is true that the possibility of such a visit is being worked on. We will keep you updated about the dates of this trip in due course,” he said.
The negotiations on trade relations and financial agreements will be key topics of the upcoming Iranian president’s visit to Russia, according to Vice President of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce Kambiz Mirkarimi.
“Raeisi’s visit to Moscow is crucial,” IRNA cited him as saying.
He added that among the features of the upcoming visit is that the negotiations will be held at a high level on trade relations and financial agreements.
“We expect that these negotiations will succeed in the development of bilateral economic cooperation.”
In December, Peskov said Moscow and Tehran are preparing contacts at the highest level.
Prior to that, Iranian government’s spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi said Raeisi is set to make an official visit to Moscow in early 2022 to hold talks with senior Russian officials on ways to promote bilateral strategic relations.
He added Russian President Vladimir Putin had invited his Iranian counterpart to travel to Moscow “in line with the continuation of strategic interactions” between the two countries.
“Raeisi will probably pay a visit to Moscow early in the new year (2022) within the framework of strengthening international relations with the world, especially regional countries,” Bahadori Jahromi noted.
Iran and Russia have in recent years managed to bolster relations in various fields. Moscow has on many occasions supported Tehran’s stance on the right to develop a peaceful nuclear program.
In a phone call with his Russian counterpart in September, Raeisi said Tehran was determined to boost relations with Moscow in all fields, including in the production of a joint vaccine to fight the deadly coronavirus pandemic.