Dec 1, 2017, 11:04 AM
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Russian PM: Future of Tehran-Moscow ties is 'bright'

Moscow, Dec 1, IRNA – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that extensive relations have been established between Iran and Russia in various arenas and future of their bilateral relations is 'bright'.

Promotion of bilateral ties in various fields including pharmaceutical activities would help increase mutual economic relations, Medvedev said in a meeting with Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri who is currently in the Russian city of Sochi to attend the Forum of the Heads of Governments of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Medvedev stressed that Moscow believes there is no problem with Iran's membership to the Shanghai Cooperation organization.

Currently an observer to the SCO, Iran is willing to join the regional gathering and Russia has welcomed the idea.

Russia will try to pave the ground for Iran's membership to the SCO as a main participant, Meddvedeev told Jahangiri.

Jahangiri, for his part, appreciated Russian government for inviting him to the gathering.

He also hailed Tehran-Moscow ties in various fields, saying that cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in fighting terrorism, particularly in Syria, can serve as a role model in the international level.

Bilateral relations are at the highest level, as leaders of the two countries have met 12 times over the past four years, he said.
He also hoped that the newly-ended summit of Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents in Sochi would lead to good achievements for the Syrian nation and entire region.

Jahangiri is slated to address the SCO on its capacities for developing regional cooperation and explain Iran’s potentials in the economic, scientific and technical areas, especially in post-JCPOA era.

SCO is an intergovernmental organization founded by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in 2001 in a bid to promote multilateral cooperation in the fields of security, economy and culture. Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Belarus joined the entity as observer members.

Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and India are current members of SCO.


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