Following talks in Moscow on March 28, 2017 between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin a cooperation agreement was signed between the Roscongress Foundation and the Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The signing ceremony was attended by Roscongress Foundation Director Alexander Stuglev and President of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gholam Hossein Shafei.
The document envisages cooperation between the parties in establishing effective communication between expert communities as well as business and political circles of the Russian Federation and Islamic Republic of Iran.
The main areas of interaction include the development of common communication platforms at an international level in order to stimulate intergovernmental cooperation in various areas; assistance in strengthening existing partnership relations between representatives of business communities as well as searching for and developing new long-term partnership relations; developing a dialogue between the parties on matters concerning cooperation in the investment and financial sphere, export-import activities, and other areas.
The two organizations already have experience in successful cooperation. On December 13, 2016, the Roscongress Foundation and Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a Russian-Iranian business forum in Tehran which was attended by more than 800 guests and participants. The discussion will be continued in St. Petersburg on the sidelines of the 2017 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at which a Russian-Iranian roundtable is planned to address relevant issues in trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
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