The Kremlin spokesperson announced on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Iran’s capital Tehran on July 19 to take part in a trilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
Dmitry Peskov told a press briefing in Moscow that Putin will also hold a separate bilateral meeting with Erdogan.
In the statement, Peskov indicated, “The president’s trip to Tehran is being prepared. There will be a meeting of the heads of the guarantor states of the Astana process. In addition to the trilateral meeting, bilateral meetings will also take place (…) Yesterday we informed about the upcoming high-level contacts between Putin and Erdogan, this meeting will also be held there.”
In 2017, at the initiative of Türkiye, Russia, and Iran, Astana talks for peace in Syria were launched. Its meetings contribute to the advancement of the UN-led diplomatic process in Geneva.
Peskov said, “No, this is out of the question now,” in response to a question asking about the possibility of the resumption of Russia-Ukraine peace talks.
Peskov stated the decision taken by the July 11 decree, allowing fast-track Russian citizenship for all Ukrainians, is important because many Ukrainians want to become Russian citizens.