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Russian State Duma Speaker to Visit Iran by Year's End: Iranian Ambassador

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Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin will visit Tehran before the end of the year, the Iranian ambassador to Russia told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

MOSCOW, October 23 (RIA Novosti) - Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin will visit Tehran before the end of the year, the Iranian ambassador to Russia told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

"Before the end of the year Naryshkin is scheduled to visit Tehran," Mehdi Sanai said.

He added that the visit is expected after Iranian Vice President Sorena Sattari comes to Moscow on Monday, October 27.

According to the Iranian ambassador, Sattari is scheduled to meet with Russian presidential aide Andrei Fursenko, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Education and Science Minister Dmitry Livanov. He will also visit the Russian city of Kazan.

"I think, the cooperation in the sphere of technologies, which already exists between the two countries, will continue to develop, and that Sattari will reach plenty of agreements with his partners," Sanai said.

Upon the invitation of the State Duma Deputy Speaker Nikolai Levichev, the Iranian parliamentary group will arrive in Moscow on Monday. "The parliamentary cooperation [between two countries] will be active during the next few months, and the upcoming visit of Naryshkin also confirms this," the ambassador noted.

Late in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin held bilateral talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a summit of Caspian states in Astrakhan, discussing the political developments and cooperation in the energy sphere. The Caspian Sea littoral states of Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan also agreed to hold joint emergency exercises in 2016.

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Vladimir Putin, State Duma, Hassan Rouhani, Nikolai Levichev, Dmitry Livanov, Dmitry Rogozin, Andrei Fursenko, Sergei Naryshkin, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
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