Russia's Putin to meet with Iran's Raisi in Turkmenistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a visit to Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.

Putin is making his first known trip abroad since the start of what Moscow calls a "special military operation" in Ukraine. He arrived in Tajikistan to meet with President Imomali Rahmonin Dushanbe on Tuesday. The two are expected to discuss border issues as well as the issue of the border with Afghanistan. 

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin would return to Moscow on Wednesday evening.


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