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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on July 13

Tehran, IRNA – The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Wednesday, July 13, 2022:

*** Iran DAILY

-- Broader cooperation: Better environment

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said the Islamic Republic welcomes regional cooperation and convergence to overcome environmental challenges, such as dust storms, to improve the situation.
Making the remarks in an address to the Regional Ministerial Meeting on Environmental Cooperation for a Better Future in Tehran on Tuesday, which was attended by the ministers and officials of 11 countries, Raeisi added some environmental challenges are transnational issues, the tackling of which requires an international determination, president.ir reported.
He described the environment protection as an undeniable priority, noting that although economic and industrial developments are two essential issues, they are definitely of inferior importance compared to preserving the environment.
Raeisi expressed satisfaction with the neighboring states’ greater focus on the protection of the environment, saying he maintains that the issue can prepare the ground for expanded cooperation among regional countries.

-- First Russian rail cargo to India arrives in Iran

The first rail transit cargo from Russia to India arrived in Iran on Tuesday through the Sarakhs border crossing to officially launch the eastern section of the International North-South Transit Corridor (INSTC).
The arrival of the Russian train into the Iranian border was observed in a ceremony attended by First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber along with roads and urban development, oil, industry, and agriculture ministers as well as the vice president for science and technology.

-- Nizami’s ancestral house in Tafresh renovated to attract tourists

Nizami Ganjavi was a great Iranian poet who made an invaluable contribution to the history of not only Persian poetry, but world literature.
He was born in 1,141 CE in Ganja, the Republic of Azerbaijan, where he remained until his death in about 1,209. That’s why he is known as Nizami Ganjavi.
At the time of Nizami Ganjavi the Republic of Azerbaijan was part of the Persian Empire.
However, according to historical documents, the birthplace and house of his ancestors is located in Tad village, near the city of Tafresh, in the central province of Markazi. The monument was registered on Iran’s National Heritage List in 2008.

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Tehran Summit: Putin, Erdogan Due Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Iran next week, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
During a trip to Tehran next Tuesday, Putin will attend a trilateral meeting with the presidents of Iran and Turkey, the so-called Astana format of meetings for Syria-related talks, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
The three countries have so far held 18 rounds of talks, initially in the Kazakh capital of Astana. The last triple summit was held in the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan in mid-June.
Putin’s visit to Iran will follow U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Occupied Palestine and Saudi Arabia this week, where Iran will be a key subject of discussion.

-- Iran Welcomes Regional Cooperation to Address Environmental Challenges

President Ebrahim Raisi said Iran welcomes regional collaboration in dealing with environmental problems, including dust pollution, whose settlement he said requires international determination.
The Iranian president delivered an address to the “Regional Ministerial Meeting of Environmental Cooperation for a Better Future”, held in Tehran on Tuesday.
In the conference, attended by ministers and officials from 11 regional countries, the Iranian president said, “Economic and industrial development is a necessity for all countries, but this development must be marginal compared to environmental protection.”

-- Iranian Volleyballers to Play Poland in 2022 VNL Finals

Iran will meet reigning world champion Poland in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL).
Team Melli has already defeated Poland 3-2 in Week 3 of the competition in Gdansk. The quarterfinals round will be held in Bologna, Italy from July 20 to 24.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Tehran photo exhibit explores Bosnian people’s grief over Srebrenica Genocide

An exhibition of photos displaying Bosnian people mourning for the victims of the Srebrenica Genocide was organized at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center.

The two-day exhibition entitled “White Stones and Broken Hearts” opened on Monday to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the massacre of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men in what was Europe’s worst civilian slaughter since World War II.

-- Serbia determined to expand trade ties with Iran

Serbia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selakovic has announced his country's serious determination to develop economic relations with Iran noting that the volume of trade between the two countries has the potential to increase and Serbia supports this issue, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

Speaking in a meeting with Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Alireza Peyman-Pak in Belgrade, Selakovic referred to the 80-year history of official relations between the two countries and expressed the determination of the president and the government of the Republic of Serbia to expand economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

-- Kazakhstan grants visa-free access to Iranian nationals

Kazakhstan has decided to exempt Iranian nationals from needing an entry visa for a stay of up to two weeks in a move to support tourism. From July 8, Kazakhstan has introduced a unilateral visa-free regime for up to 14 days for Iranian citizens, the Astana Times reported on Monday.

Moreover, the privilege has been granted to citizens from India and China. “According to the visa-free regime conditions, citizens of India, Iran, and China will be able to enter and stay in Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 14 calendar days from the moment of border crossing. Trips for private, tourist, and business purposes are available under a visa-free regime.”

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