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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ukraine's Prime Minister Leaves for Iran

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yushchenko left Tuesday for a two-day visit to Iran where he is expected to sign trade agreements, a government spokeswoman said.

Yushchenko was scheduled to meet with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and take part in a forum of businessmen from the two countries, according to the spokeswoman.

He will also watch the first test flight of a Ukrainian-designed An-140 airplane produced under license in Iran's HESA factory.

The trip will mark the latest visit by high-level officials from former Soviet republics to Iran, a major customer for industrial goods, aircraft and military hardware.