Iran, Russia presidents review bilateral cooperation
President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday held talks on ways to develop Tehran-Moscow economic cooperation, IRNA reported.
They reviewed bilateral ties on the sidelines of a summit of leaders of Caspian Sea littoral states in Astrakhan, Russia. It was the fourth meeting of the two presidents within a year.
Rouhani said the agreements reached in Astrakhan Summit are strong indication of unity of the five littoral states for economic cooperation on mutual interests.
The president referred to different meetings between the two presidents and other senior officials from Iran and Russia as a sign of determination on both sides to boost ties.
The Russian president, for his part, hailed efforts made by President Rouhani and his government to deepen relations with Russia.
"Iran and Russia enjoy close stance on many different regional and international issues. They regard enhanced cooperation between the two countries a main factor for the maintenance of stability and security in Central Asia and the Middle East," Putin said.
Putin said that an agreement reached by the five presidents during the two-day Caspian Sea Summit in Astrakhan on security of the landlocked sea was the main achievement of the Summit.