Jan 19, 2019, 7:12 PM
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States of region must set aside disputes to ensure security: Expert

Moscow, Jan 19, IRNA - The professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the Russian Higher School of Economics believes that military cooperation between Iran and Russia has become a significant contributor for consolidating security of the region and other countries in the region should settle disputes to ensure their security.

George Lukyanov said in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday that the countries of the region should take the path of engagement and friendship to fortify their security, in order to overcome the challenges that are sometimes driven from outside the region.

He went on to highlight the interests of Iran and Russia and stability and security in the Caspian Sea, and stated, 'The strategic goal of Iran and Russia for military cooperation is to prevent unnecessary tensions in the region.'

Lukyanov considered the most important joint project of Iran and Russia in the region as a transit route between North and South, and announced, 'This is an international route from India and Iran to Russia and European countries in the north of Europe, and extends over an area of seven thousand kilometers long.'

He noted that Iran and Russia are working closely together within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as combating drug trafficking in the region of Central Asia and the Caspian.

Referring to the two countries' plans to conduct a joint exercise in the Caspian Sea, the Russian expert said that conducting such exercises would help better understand the challenges ahead.

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