Dec 27, 2017, 4:14 PM
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President Rouhani due in Azerbaijan next year

Tehran, Dec 27, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is slated to have a trip to Azerbaijan early in next Iranian calendar year (to start on March 21, 2018), Chief of staff of Iran's president said.

Mahmoud Vaezi made the remarks Wednesday addressing cabinet of ministers meeting.

“Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian is scheduled to visit Iran within days,” he said.

While in Tehran, Le Drian is to meet with the senior Iranian officials, including his Iranian counterpart, to discuss various international developments, a reporter of the French TV Network France 24 Mariam Pirzadeh earlier said‏.

The issue of nuclear agreement and the White House new strategy towards the deal will constitute major topics of his dialogue with the Iranian officials.

Pirzadeh‏ also said that paving the ground for President Emmanuel Macron's upcoming visit to Tehran is the main part of Le Drian's agenda during his visit to Tehran.

Macron is slated to visit Tehran in 2018.

US President Donald Trump refused to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. His decision drew fierce criticism for many countries including French officials such as Macron.

Paris has always underlined Iran’s adherence to the nuclear deal.


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