Iran President says Tehran looking to establish strategic ties with Russia
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi told his Russian counterpart on Wednesday there is no obstacle in improving relations between Tehran and Moscow.
The Iranian president made the remarks in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow during a state visit.
“We have no limitation for expansion and development of ties with Russia and are after establishment of strategic relations with Moscow,” Raeisi said.
The Islamic Republic has already signed a strategic partnership treaty with China that has outlined the roadmap for the Sino-Iranian ties for a 20-year-long term.
Iran’s new administration says it is pursuing a “new road map” to deepen ties with Moscow, which includes updating a 20-year cooperation treaty that they signed in 2001.
Before his trip, Raeisi described Iran as an independent, mighty, and influential country in the region, saying Russia is also an important, powerful, and influential country, adding that dialog between the two countries can have a great impact on the security and the promotion of economic and trade relations in the region.
According to the Kremlin, Raeisi and Putin will discuss all issues related to bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of joint projects in economic and trade fields, as well as important international and regional developments.
Putin expressed delight to meet his Iranian counterpart, hailing that the two sides have been in constant communication since Raeisi’s inauguration last year.
He acknowledged Tehran and Moscow’s contribution to Syria’s “transition past the terrorist threats.”