Jan 20, 2016, 11:01 AM
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Iran, Russia serious to strengthen ties

Tehran, Jan 20, IRNA – First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said here Wednesday that Iran and Russia are determined to develop bilateral relations in the post-sanctions era.

Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev.

Appreciating Russia's constructive role in nuclear talks before reaching the July 14 nuclear agreement, Jahangiri said Tehran attaches great importance to Moscow even in the post-sanctions era.

The US and the European Union lifted anti-Iran sanctions after the January 16 report released by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano who verified nuclear program in Iran by his report.

Then, the implementation of the July 14 nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) started as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini issued a joint statement announcing the 'Implementation Day'.

Tehran and Moscow have enjoyed growing relations in the agricultural field, adding Iran is ready to increase the current level of economic cooperation with Russia.

Iran is ready to meet the needs of the Russian side to the foodstuff and agricultural products, Jahangiri added while referring to good agricultural capacities in Iran.

For his part, the Russian minister described removal of anti-Iran sanctions as a great victory for the Iranian nation.

Tkachev hoped Moscow and Tehran would widen trade exchange during the post-sanctions conditions.

Russia will open the doors of its markets to Iran's foodstuff and agricultural products.