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Iran, Russia to Expedite Cooperation in All Fields

Iran, Russia to Expedite Cooperation in All FieldsIran, Russia to Expedite Cooperation in All Fields

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi said developments in the Middle East and the regional convergence of Iran and Russia can help expand bilateral cooperation.

Vaezi, who is in Moscow to attend the 12th Joint Cooperation Commission, attended the conference named “Iran in the Second Decade of 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects”.

During the conference, Vaezi said Iran and Russia’s commonalities in the cultural and historical fields, and their views on different issues have prepared the ground for further cooperation, Mehr News Agency reported.

The two countries enjoy historical links and cultural commonalties that should be preserved and conveyed to the next generation, an issue followed by Iranologists and Russia’s Institute of Oriental Studies.

“The Iranian nation and government value ties with Russia. Considering the regional situation, the two countries tend to adopt new approaches for expanding bilateral and regional cooperation, which we hope will lead to expansion of ties as well,” Vaezi said.

Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei talked about the significance of ties between Iran and Russia and said “mutual cooperation and ties will now speed up in all fields.”

Vyacheslav Belokrenitsky, deputy director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, said relations between the two countries experienced many ups and downs in the past few decades, but they are now on their way to expansion.

“Russia’s ruling system and [President Vladimir] Putin pay special attention to boosting ties with Iran,” he said.

The conference was organized by the Institute of Oriental Studies.