Leader’s Aide Visits Russia

Leader’s Aide Visits RussiaLeader’s Aide Visits Russia

An aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution traveled to Moscow nearly one month after Russian President Vladimir Putin met Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Tehran. During his visit to Russia, Ayatollah Mohsen Qomi, deputy chief of the leader’s Office for International Affairs and Relations held a meeting with Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin in Moscow on Friday, Fars News Agency reported. In the meeting, Qomi referred to expansion of relations between Iran and Russia and underlined the necessity of enhancing cultural ties in accordance with other fields. He appreciated Gainutdin’s stance that unity among Muslims needs to be strengthened and stressed the need for campaigning against the West-sponsored Islamophobia and imperialism. Gainutdin pointed to Putin’s visit to Tehran and his meeting with the Leader and said both countries share similar views on fighting extremism and safeguarding Islamic unity. On November 23, Ayatollah Khamenei and President Putin had a two-hour-long meeting in Tehran.