Rouhani, Putin Discuss Tehran-Moscow Ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

Rouhani, Putin Discuss Tehran-Moscow Ties

In a phone conversation on Friday, the two sides exchanged views on key aspects of Iranian-Russian cooperation.

"The sides discussed key aspects of Iranian-Russian cooperation, including the results of the November 12 meeting of the permanent trade and economic cooperation commission," The Kremlin Press Service reported on Friday.

According to the statement, the two presidents agreed to continue dialogue on the current issues of the bilateral and international agenda during Putin’s visit to Tehran on November 23 to attend a summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

The Gas Summit is a meeting of heads of states and governments of GECF member countries. It is an opportunity for heads of states to interact and exchange views.

The Summit affords GECF member states the opportunity to discuss at the highest level developments, trends, and policies on energy in general and gas in particular and also to reaffirm their continued support to the objectives of the Forum.

The forum, founded in 2001, unites leading natural gas exporting countries and coordinates cooperation between its member states.

Iran, Russia, Algeria, the UAE, Venezuela, Qatar, Egypt, Bolivia, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, and Trinidad and Tobago are the members of the forum and the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Peru, Iraq, Oman, and Norway hold observer status.

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