Tehran will play host to the second trilateral summit of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.
“This would be the second summit. The first was held in Baku. We will hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit,” Qassemi told reporters in Tehran on Monday.
In August 2016, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian and Azerbaijani counterparts Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev held a key tripartite summit in Azerbaijan’s capital where they discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in the areas of commerce, energy, communications, transport and transit. They further exchanged views on environmental issues and the fight against terrorism.
The next three-nation summit meeting will be held on November 1 during which senior Iranian, Russian and Azeri officials will discuss regional developments and the battle against terrorism, the spokesman added.
He further described the upcoming visit by the Russian president to Tehran as “important”.
On November 23, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Iranian capital. During his trip, he met with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei shortly after arrival in Tehran.