• Sun / 2 August 2020 / 13:21
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Iran ready to develop parliamentary cooperation with Russia: Parliament Speaker

Iran ready to develop parliamentary cooperation with Russia: Parliament Speaker

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf held talks with visiting Chairman of the Russian Duma's Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky.

Pointing to Iran-Russia strategic agreements and describing the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as turning point, Ghalibaf stressed on the need to expand all-out cooperation between two countries in economic, political and cultural fields.

He noted that Iran’s parliament is ready to develop parliamentary relations with Russia.

Ghalibaf termed the level of political cooperation between Iran and Russia 'appropriate' and added, “the two countries of Iran and Russia have common opportunities that can be used for the benefit of the nations.”

He assessed the cooperation between Iran and Russia in helping fight against terrorism in Syria “good and satisfactory” and added, “Accordingly, a joint cooperation between the two countries can be strengthened in other fields using modeling the security cooperation”.

Leonid Slutsky, for his part, said that his visit to Iran that is being made while the coronavirus outbreak has exacerbated shows the importance of bilateral ties between Tehran and Moscow. “The two countries of Iran and Russia can hold joint forums in political, energy, and economic fields with the cooperation of joint specialized parliamentary committees.”

He emphasized increasing Iran-Russia cooperation in Caspian Sea and invited Ghalibaf to visit Russia.

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