0256 GMT November 30, 2022
President Deputy Chief of Staff for Political Affairs Mohammad Jamshidi said on Monday that the first vice president is scheduled to attend the forum in Moscow on Thursday at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin, IRNA reported.
Jamshidi said Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Iran will negotiate on issues such as oil and gas, energy, transportation, science, environment, and agriculture bilaterally and multilaterally.
He said Mokhber will preside over the Iranian delegation at the event, adding that some ministers and other officials of the Executive Branch will accompany the first vice president to explore all avenues to expand economic interactions with other member states.
A sum of 12 specialized roundtables will be held in the forum in the presence of experts and officials of member states, the official said.
Jamshidi noted that exchanging economic and trade data, absorbing investments in oil, gas, petrochemical industries, developing transit routes, improving shipping lines, establishing electricity and gas export lines, enhancing cultural and historical cooperation and creating joint banks are planned to be discussed by the Iranian side.
Using national currencies, facilitating the issuance of visas for tradesmen and truck drivers, exporting agricultural products, cleaning Caspian Sea environment as well as expanding tourism collaborations are other topics that the Iranian delegation will put forward in the forum.
The second Caspian Economic Forum is an economic platform and part of the cooperation between the five littoral countries of Eurasia’s biggest inland water reservoir.
The forum's main objective is to assist littoral states to overcome geographical obstacles in the way of investments in the member states.