(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation described Tehran-Moscow's bilateral, regional and international relations positive and developing and stressed the development of comprehensive ties and consultations in various sectors.
Dr Hassan Rouhani met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting Iran to attend the tripartite summit of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan, on Wednesday evening and said: "The trilateral ties between Tehran, Moscow and Baku in regional relations and development of cooperation in different fields is also very important".
The president called Russia a friend, neighbour and strategic partner to Iran, emphasising that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to develop and strengthen inclusive relations and cooperation with Russia, adding: "Good agreements between the two countries in various sectors, including in the energy, peaceful nuclear technologies and transportation and transit, have been made, which should be further stepped up in the implementation phase".
Dr Rouhani emphasised the importance of the development of Iran-Russia cooperation and economic and trade relations, saying: "Tehran welcomes active participation of Russian investors and private sector to participate in major infrastructure projects, including in industry, energy, railway construction and development and the North-South Corridor".
"The role of Russia in the direction of consolidation and sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and fulfilment of its obligations by all negotiating parties is also important," said the President, stressing that the JCPOA is multilateral agreement and its preservation is very important for regional and international peace and stability".
Dr Rouhani also referred to the role of Iran and Russia in the fight against terrorism in Syria, continuing: "The cooperation between Iran and Russia has had a great impact on the process of fighting terrorism in the region, and these collaborations and consultations are also very important in the final stages of the fight".