Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi in Moscow next week, Russian broadcaster Rossiya 1 reported on Sunday.

This will be the first official meeting between the two since Raisi was sworn in as president of Iran in August 2020. In early December, Putin told reporters that he invited the new Iranian president to visit Moscow at the beginning of this year. The two had their last telephonic conversation in November.