Iran and Russia Vow to Deepen Bilateral Ties

Iran and Russia on Friday agreed to further cement their bilateral ties and accelerate cooperation in different fields between the two countries.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov stressed the need to reinvigorate mutual ties, and the two sides also discussed the Ukraine war.

During the talks, Abdollahian assured Lavrov that ties between Tehran and Moscow would remain strong regardless of “international issues and developments.”

Abdollahian also appreciated the role of Russian negotiators in the Vienna talks. “We are thankful to the Russian team for making consecutive efforts to reach an agreement in Vienna in order to ease sanctions on Iran,” Abdollahian said.

Lavrov and Abdollahian also discussed issues cornering Ukraine, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, and other international issues.

In his part, Lavrov expressed happiness that relations between Russia and Iran are expanding on multiple fronts, and highly praised the volume of economic relations between the two countries.

Lavrov called for trust-based dialogue with Iran in regards to the Syrian settlement, and the ongoing political crisis in the Middle East and North Africa as well in Afghanistan.

Lavrov said that despite all challenges, the trade turnover between Russia and Iran exceeded $4 billion, which is at a growing pace.

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