Azerbaijan, Baku, June 7/Trend D.Khatinoglu/
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin started bilateral talks, on the sideline of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 12-th summit currently underway in the Chinese capital, IRNA reported.
According to IRNA, the side's negotiation is focused on bilateral relations and international and regional events.
"Iranian-Russian relations guarantee regional security," Ahmadinejad said.
Iranian-Russian relations guarantee the regional security, Ahmadinejad said. "The regional events and processes significantly demands boosting Iranian-Russian ties and there are excellent opportunities for widening two countries' relations."
According to Ahmadinejad, Iran is ready to develop relations with Russia in various spheres, to increase trade, widen mutual investments and also develop culture and tourism spheres.
Iranian president also said that one perspective co-operation that Iran and Russia can develop is caspian partnership.
"Caspian region is a good ground for developing co-operation between our countries. I believe Russian and Iran can come to an agreement and invite other countries to this agreement as well," Ahmadinejad said. "We have the opportunity to use all of Caspian basin's potential."
Russia will host Iran and P5+1 (China, Russia, the U.S., Britain, France + Germany) nuclear talks on 17 June.
The first and second rounds on nuclear talks between sides have been held in Istanbul and Baghdad during last two months, without any result.
The West countries concern about Iran's probable military-related nuclear activities, however Iran rejects the claims, saying its nuclear program intended for peaceful purposes.
So far, the UN Security Council has adopted four rounds of sanctions against Iran, while the U.S. and the European Union have slapped tighten sanctions on Iran unilaterally.
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