Tehran, YJC. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Arab Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian embarked on a visit to Moscow for talks with the Russian officials on Monday.
During his visit, the Iranian diplomat is planned to meet a number of high-ranking Russian officials, in particular Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Bogdanov, who also acts as the special representative of the Russian president for the affairs of the Middle East and Africa.
Amir Abdullahian is scheduled to hold intensive talks with Russian officials on the latest regional developments as well as joint efforts to fight terrorism and extremism.
A four-article plan proposed by Iran to resolve the Syrian crisis, the proposal put forward by the United Nations on Syria, as well as the latest developments in Iraq are high on the agenda for Amir Abdollahian’s Moscow trip.
Syria has been coping with extreme violence since March 2011 with the terrorists group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) which has taken swaths of the country and Iraq.
It is estimated that 200 thousand people have been killed in the crisis that has been going on for three years.