EghtesadOnline: Iran and Gazprom held talks on investing in the republic’s gas fields, Iranian information and communications technology minister Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters on Monday.
"Russia and Iran made a decision to cooperate on gas and oil. The gas issue is related to investments into certain gas projects. Gazprom is holding talks with Iran in this regard," Vaezi who is also co-chairman of the Russian-Iranian intergovernmental commission pointed out.
Tehran plans to hold a tender on the development of oil and gas fields for international companies in late March. Twenty-nine foreign companies were qualified to participate in the tender, including Russia’s Gazprom and Lukoil, TASS reported.
According to ISNA, the Presidents of Russia and Iran, Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani, will meet at the end of March in Moscow.
"The meeting will be organized at the end of March in Moscow," he said, adding that "preparations for the meeting, including the drafting the agenda, are currently underway."
"Preparations for such contacts are underway, we will make a relevant statement," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked whether the talks are scheduled for March 28.