Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 28
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Bilateral visits of Iranian and Russian officials play an important role in further expansion of strategic relations between the two countries, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said today in Tehran at a meeting with former foreign minister of Russia, Igor Ivanov.
Zarif said he hopes that Russian President, Vladimir Putin will visit Iran in the near future.
"A delegation led by Iranian Parliamentary Speaker, Ali Larijani will soon visit Russia," he said.
Zarif went on to add that the parties will discuss the development of relations between the two countries.
The foreign minister added that good relations between Iran and Russia correspond to the two countries' interests, as well as to maintain peace and stability in the region and in the international arena.
Translated by E.A.
Edited by C.N.