Putin and Rouhani opened a new page in the history of Russian-Iranian relations

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow, March 28

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MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. “Thorough and efficient” called Russian President Vladimir Putin talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. The two heads of state discussed a wide range of current international issues and focused on the prospects of expanding trade-economic and investment ties, especially in energy and transport infrastructure.

Following the meeting signed a joint statement, the content of which indicates the coincidence of positions of Moscow and Tehran on key issues on the international agenda. In addition, in the presence of Putin and Rouhani signed 16 bilateral documents on cooperation in various fields, including lines of Gazprom and Russian Railways. “Relations between Russia and Iran are indeed friendly, respectful nature,” – stated the Russian leader. “We are at a new stage of relations”, – noted with satisfaction that, in turn, the President of Iran.

The main goal is the fight against terrorism

Central to the talks between Putin and Rouhani was the question of the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. “Special attention was paid to the question of creation to combat terrorism, a broad international coalition that would act on the basis of international law, primarily the UN Charter, respecting the sovereignty of States directly affected by the terrorist attacks, without double standards”, – said in a statement issued following the meeting.