Nov 28, 2018, 4:30 PM
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Tehran, Moscow to further boost ties

Moscow, Nov 28, IRNA – Iran's energy minister expressed hope on Wednesday that given Russia's approach towards Washington's withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, relations between the two countries continue to expand in various areas.

Upon arrival in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Reza Ardakaniyan said following the decision made by the cabinet of ministers and at the suggestion of Iran's foreign ministry, Iran's energy minister will co-chair the Iranian-Russian and Iranian-German Cooperation Commissions.

He said during his visit to the Russian capital he will meet Russia's minister of energy Alexander Novak, as well other officials, including the country's minister of the North Caucasus affairs and the secretary general of the Eurasian Union.

'I will hold discussions with representatives of Russian companies and banks to negotiate and review the latest agreements in various areas,' Ardakaniyan added.

The 14th Iran-Russia Joint Cooperation Commission was held in March under Massoud Karbassian, Iran's then minister of economic affairs and finance with 15 working groups cooperating in the fields of transportation, standard, banking, tourism, sport and youth, investment, nuclear, higher education, industry, Eurasian Economic Union, customs, health, culture, energy and mining.

During the three-day trip to Moscow, the high-ranking Iranian business delegation signed 14 memorandums of understanding in various areas.


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