Monday, May 17, 2004

Putin to visit Iran

Interfax > Politics:

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation to visit Tehran, acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.
'The president has confirmed with gratitude his readiness to accept the invitation from the Iranian side to pay a visit to Tehran on dates that will be agreed upon,' Lavrov told a news conference in Moscow.
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi, who gave Putin the invitation on Monday during a visit to Moscow, said the Caspian states would hold a summit in Tehran in 2004. He said Putin would attend the summit but that his visit would also be a 'bilateral format' event. <> "

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