Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
Russia sees Iran as a prospective partner and hopes to expand cooperation in all fields, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin said during a meeting with Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, RIA Novosti reported Nov. 17.
"Russia's political leadership sees Iran as a reliable and prospective partner," Naryshkin said during a bilateral meeting. "We look forward to expanding the cooperation in all fields, namely, political, trade-economic, and of course, in the expansion of our inter-parliamentary contacts."
Naryshkin considers his visit to Iran as another opportunity to intensify a political dialogue between the two countries.
Naryshkin said that Russia and Iran have the same views on most of the regional and global international issues.
"We appreciate the role of Iran and its politics as an important factor of regional security," he said. "In this issue, we look forward to strengthening our joint positions. In particular, we have similar or identical positions on most of regional and global issues of the international agenda."
Larijani thinks that Iran and Russia have an insufficient level of mutual investments.
"Unfortunately, the trade and economic relations between our two countries do not reach the political level and the level of investments is insufficient," Larijani said.
At the same time, Larijani said that the inter-parliamentary relations between Iran and Russia are very sincere and friendly.
"It is gratifying to stress that our two countries conduct a regular dialogue on the regional situation," he said.
He is convinced that Naryshkin's visit to Tehran will give an additional impetus to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation.
edited by CN