Russian President Invites Iranian President to Visit Moscow

Published June 29th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Khatami to make an official visit to Moscow, reported Iran news Agency (IRNA). 

The invitation was issued to Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi by Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov in the Russian capital Wednesday, IRNA said. 

The two officials had also discussed use of the resources of the Caspian Sea, economic cooperation, including nuclear, and the war in Chechnya, which Iran, as current head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, has been trying to stop. 

For Khatami, who has just returned from a visit to China and is expected to go to Germany before long, it would be the first trip to Moscow since his election in 1997, said the agency - 

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