Russia and Iran agree to deepen cooperation
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian have agreed to step up practical cooperation.
Particular attention at the meeting was paid to strengthening trade, economic and investment ties, as well as the implementation of key projects in the nuclear energy, fuel and transport sectors, Lavrov said at a joint briefing following talks with Amir Abdollahian.
Russian-Iranian trade turnover reached a record $4.86 billion last year, more than 20 per cent higher than in 2021, said the Russian diplomat.
At the briefing, Amir Abdollahian said the two sides held "very good" talks, adding that Iran and Russia have made significant progress in developing bilateral ties in a number of areas, as reported by Xinhua News Agency, a partner of TV BRICS.
At the talks at the Russian Foreign Ministry, were discussed another regional meeting between representatives of Russia, Iran, Turkey and Syria at the level of deputy foreign ministers. It is about the process of rapprochement between Ankara and Damascus, mediated by Tehran and Moscow. Preparations for the meeting have been going on for several months, but it has been postponed all the time. However, according to Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the long-awaited event will take place next week in Moscow.
Photo: Xinhua News Agency
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