Tehran-Moscow Ties at Best Possible Level

Tehran-Moscow Ties at Best Possible LevelTehran-Moscow Ties at Best Possible Level

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour said Tehran-Moscow relations are now at the highest possible level.

"Tehran and Moscow are cooperating on many issues, including politics, economy and regional issues, and their relations are at the highest possible level," Rahimpour said on Saturday on the sidelines of a ceremony held to pay tribute to the Iranian Foreign Ministry's martyred officials, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Referring to President Hassan Rouhani's upcoming visit to Moscow, he said the two countries are expected to sign five cooperation documents during the president's trip. A Russian diplomatic source had earlier announced Rouhani's potential trip to Moscow as well, saying, "Preparations are underway for the visit. This can be realized by late March."

Russia and Iran hold regular and close consultations concerning latest developments in the region, Syria in particular, toward coordinating their efforts in helping restore security to West Asia and the Arab country.

The Iranian official also said Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev is scheduled to pay an official visit to the Iranian capital soon, adding that Tehran is making preparations for the trip.

"Our relations with Azerbaijan are also at the best possible level," Rahimpour said, noting that the two nations' bilateral ties are getting stronger day by day. Tehran and Baku have accelerated efforts in recent years to forge closer partnership in various areas.

In February 2016, Aliyev paid an official visit to Tehran, during which the two sides signed 11 memorandums of understanding and agreements to promote mutual cooperation in several fields.


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