Iran, Russia Finalizing Draft Agreement on Strategic Cooperation

Iran, Russia Finalizing Draft Agreement on Strategic Cooperation

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian unveiled plans to finalize the draft agreement on comprehensive and strategic cooperation with Russia within the next month.

“Reviews on the long-term strategic cooperation agreement between the two countries have been finalized in Russia. Iran has also examined it. I hope that in less than a month, the final revision of the agreement will be carried out by Iran’s Foreign Ministry,” Amirabdollahian said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday.

“High-ranking Iranian and Russian delegations at different levels are exchanging views, and the presidents of the two countries are in constant contact with each other,” the top Iranian diplomat added.

In 2001, Tehran and Moscow signed a 10-year cooperation deal that was lengthened to 20 years through two five-year extensions, Press TV reported.

Now, the two capitals are seeking to ink a document on bilateral strategic cooperation, which may determine their future relations for the next twenty years.

Also in his remarks, Amirabdollahian stressed that Iran-Russia ties are advancing on the right track, hoping that bilateral cooperation in regional and international organizations would properly go on.

Lavrov, for his part, said that the talks between Iran and Russia in different areas are actively advancing.

He noted that Tehran-Moscow relations in political, commercial, investment and economic fields as well as the implementation of key projects have developed.

There has been a steady growth in bilateral ties within the framework of the joint economic commission, he said, highlighting close cooperation in international and regional affairs.

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