Russia and Iran have held consultations ahead of two major summits by members of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) nations to call for regional integration.
The BRICS and SCO summits of the world’s major emerging economies will take place on July 8-10 in the Russian city of Ufa.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said he hoped Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would attend the events. The Russian official met Iran’s Ambassador in Moscow Mehdi Sanaei to discuss preparations for the summits.
According to a statement by the Iranian Embassy, Morgulov hailed Moscow’s relations with Tehran, saying further exchange of economic and political delegations were helpful to expansion of relations in all spheres.
Sanaei stressed the need for increased cooperation for strengthening bilateral and regional relations.
The summits in the capital of the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan will be attended by heads of states and representatives of small and medium enterprises.