SOCHI, November 12. /TASS/. The possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Tehran to participate in a forum of gas exporters, due on November 23, is being looked into, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday.
"Such forum will indeed be held in Tehran. The Russian president has an invitation to the forum. The issue is being looked into," he said.
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) set up in 2001 is an intergovernmental organization of 11 of the world's leading natural gas producers made up of Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. GECF members together control over 70% of the world's natural gas reserves.