Rouhani: Expansion of ties with neighboring states – Iran’s top priority (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
By Seymur Aliyev, Umid Niayesh – Trend:
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said that expansion of ties with neighboring countries is his country’s top priority.
Rouhani made the remarks addressing a trilateral meeting with Azerbaijani and Russian presidents in Baku Aug. 8, Trend correspondent reported from the event.
He said Iran and Azerbaijan have taken significant steps towards the expansion of
Bilateral ties between Iran and Azerbaijan in the fields of economy and
diplomacy have witnessed positive and constructive developments, Rouhani added.
The efforts made with an aim to expand trade and economic ties between Tehran and Baku, the MoUs on customs cooperation, selling power, linking railways of the two countries, building and getting use of dams as well as power plants of Khodafarin and Qizqalasi are notable, he said.
He further said that the ties between Iran and Russia are on the right track.
The Iranian president further offered to hold the next trilateral meeting in Tehran.
Rouhani referred to terrorism, extremism and foreign inference as the main challenges faced by the region.