From July 10 to 12, at the invitation of the Valdai Club’s partner organization, the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), the Club’s delegation visited Tehran as part of regular dialogue. There it took part in a number of events dedicated to the development of partnerships with the Iranian colleagues.
On July 10, a meeting was held with IPIS President Mohammad Sheikholislami. On July 10-11, seminars were held, during which regional issues related to the Caucasus, the Ukrainian crisis, the global and regional consequences of the events in the Middle East, the prospects for the North-South transport corridor, and the economic challenges facing Iran and Russia were actively discussed.
In addition, during the visit, the Valdai delegation met with Abbas Araghchi, head of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mehdi Sanaei, associate professor of international relations at the University of Tehran, head of the Centre for the Study of Iran and Eurasia, as well as with Manouchehr Mohammadi, head of the Council of Thinkers analytical centre.