Tehran, Moscow, Ankara hold talks ahead of upcoming Syria talks

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari in separate meetings with his Russian and Turkish counterparts discussed the ongoing developments in Syria.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari in separate meetings with his Russian and Turkish counterparts discussed the ongoing developments in Syria.

During his meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov in Moscow on Friday evening, Ansari renewed Iran's resolve for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

During his meeting with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Unal Cevikoz also in the Russian capital, Ansari called for Turkey's greater role in fighting the terrorist groups.

Jaberi Ansari arrived in the Russian capital on Friday afternoon to hold talks with senior Russian officials.

In relevant remarks in mid-November, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Russia's Federation Council Chairwoman Ivanovna Matvienko in a meeting in Tehran underlined the need for cooperation in fighting international terrorism.

During the meeting in the Iranian capital, Larijani and Matvienko discussed bilateral ties and ways to fight the heinous phenomenon of terrorism.

 “Considering the developments that have taken place on the international scene, Iran is cooperating with Russia on the regional issues,” the Iranian parliament speaker said.

Larijani said that over the recent years Iran and Russia have taken steps to broaden relations, adding, "Matvienko’s current visit to Tehran would play a key role in developing trade, political, parliamentary and security cooperation between the two sides."

The Iranian parliament speaker said that Tehran and Moscow have had close and positive relations in economic, political and security fields.

The Russian Federation Council chairwoman, for her part, said Tehran and Moscow have good cooperation in the fight against international terrorism, and expressed the hope that the two sides would further work together in this regard.

Matvienko added that Iran and Russia have similar or close stances on many regional and international issues.




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