Russia Defense Minister to Visit

Russia Defense Minister to VisitRussia Defense Minister to Visit

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected to travel to Iran for a two-day official visit next week to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on ways to promote defense ties between the two countries.

Interfax news agency quoted the press service of the Iranian Embassy in Moscow on Thursday that Shoigu will arrive in Tehran on January 19.  

The Russian defense chief is slated to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan, on January 20.

Ruslan Pukhov, the head of Russia’s Strategies and Technologies Analysis Center, pointed to Shoigu’s planned visit to Tehran, saying the trip could help resolve the issues in Tehran-Moscow arms trade.