Speaker to Attend Eurasian Parliamentary Meeting

Speaker to Attend Eurasian Parliamentary Meeting

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani is scheduled to travel to Moscow this week at the invitation of Chairman of Russia’s State Duma Sergey Naryshkin to attend a parliamentary meeting of Eurasian countries. Hossein Sheikholeslam, the speaker’s advisor on international affairs, made the announcement in an interview with IRNA on Saturday. The Iranian Embassy in Moscow also announced on Friday that Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan plans to visit Russia to discuss military cooperation between the two countries and attend a security conference. “The Iranian minister will have a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu,” Russian news agency TASS quoted sources from the embassy as saying. Dehqan will also hold talks on the possible purchase of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and T-90 tanks during his visit to Moscow scheduled for April 26, the embassy said. The 2016 Moscow Conference on International Security, which will be held on April 27-29, is expected to focus on fighting terrorism in the region and across the world, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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