Russia's Putin to meet Erdogan and Raisi in Tehran - Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a visit to Tehran next week, the Kremlin said on Tuesday (July 12).
"Preparations are underway for the president's (Russian President Vladimir Putin) trip to Tehran. There is going to be a meeting of heads of states - guarantors of the Astana Process - this, as you know, is a process to promote Syrian reconciliation. So, there is going to be a meeting between Putin, Rouhani (Raisi) and Erdogan," said Dmitry Peskov, spokeperson of Kremlin.
It will be only Putin's second foreign trip since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine on February 24. In late June, the Russian president went to Central Asia for a two-day tour, visiting Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.