Putin discussed Syria and economic cooperation with President of Iran

The talks between Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani in Moscow on 28 March 2017

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. This is stated in the message on the Kremlin website.

The Russian head of state congratulated the Iranian President on his reelection and wished him success.

“When discussing the situation in Syria and stressed the importance of increasing joint efforts to promote political and diplomatic settlement of the conflict in this country, in particular in the framework of “Astana process” and through the implementation of the Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation,” — said the press service of the Kremlin.

With regard to economic and trade cooperation, particular attention was paid to the implementation of major joint projects in oil and gas sphere and in the sphere of peaceful atom.

20 may it became known that Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani re-elected for a second term. He received 23.5 million votes, while his rival Ebrahim Raisi — 15.8 million votes.