The Iranian delegation will come to Moscow to present the oil contract, said Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak. The negotiations have been positive, he also added.

"Our companies are working together with Iran's oil and gas company on a number of projects. They have picked the oil fields that seem most promising to them and have started negotiations," said Mr. Novak.

The minister also gave a preliminary date for the talks in Moscow.

"We have agreed that the delegation from Tehran would come on March 27 to present their draft contract which would help to speed up the talks," said the minister.