Iranian Envoy Calls for Enhanced Ties between Tehran, Moscow
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei expressed the hope that bilateral ties between Tehran and Moscow will further develop in all fields.
"The visit by Iranian (President Hassan) Rouhani that took place on March 28 was another step toward developing extensive cooperation between Moscow and Tehran. We hope that we will witness even broader bilateral ties across all areas in the future," Sanaei said on Tuesday, Sputnik reported.
On March 29, ranking officials from Iran and Russia signed 14 cooperation documents at a high-profile meeting in Moscow, attended by the Iranian and Russian presidents, to promote bilateral relations in a range of fields, from ICT to tourism.
Addressing an embassy event marking Iran's National Army Day on Tuesday, the envoy further highlighted the importance of joint efforts by Iran and Russia for combating terrorism in the region.
"One of the main objectives for the Iranian army is to defend against terrorist groups that are posing a threat to regional and global security. Today they are coming into Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions. Tehran and Moscow, realizing the danger and risks posed by expanding terrorist networks in the region and across the world, have stepped up cooperation and played a notable role in upholding peace in the region," Sanaei said.
In recent years, Iran and Russia have formed an alliance in the fight against terrorists, with both supporting the Syrian government against foreign-backed militancy.