Jan 27, 2020, 7:20 PM
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Russia seeks to develop ties with Tehran in all fields

Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA - Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation while emphasizing the continuation of parliamentary talks with Iran noted that Moscow wants to develop relations with Tehran in all areas because these partnerships have been useful in overcoming common challenges.

Speaking at a news conference after meeting with Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Monday evening, Vyacheslav Volodin thanked Iran for inviting him to visit the country, saying that "we discussed various issues at the joint meeting. We have taken close positions within the framework of parliamentary cooperation".

He stated that the trade and economic issues and the issues of the day were discussed within the framework of the joint commission between the two parliaments of the two countries and "we hope that this trend will continue in the future".

These relations should be further developed and activated in the future so that the two sides will have a better understanding of how to secure each other's interests, the Russian parliamentary official noted.

The two countries' parliaments must provide the necessary legal infrastructure to properly implement the decisions taken at the level of the leaders of the two countries, Volodin stressed.

He called for the development of relations between the corresponding committees in the parliaments of the two countries, adding that "we face various common challenges and we can effectively overcome these problems through inter-parliamentary cooperation".

Speaking about the continuation of the parliamentary discussions and the corresponding committees of the two parliaments, the Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation highlighted that this will cause not only parliamentary cooperation but also cooperation between the two countries in other areas, including in the commercial field is accelerating.

"Iran and Russia are two partners that adhere to the principles of equality and non-interference in each other's affairs and do not pursue double standards," Volodin said.

I hope other countries will exemplify this kind of partnership as well, he said.

"We highly respect the relations between the two countries, and we believe that relations between the two countries should continue in the framework of mutual respect, confidence in each other and hope for the future," the Russian official said.

Referring to the formulation of the format of parliamentary cooperation between the two countries at the joint meetings, the Russian figure added that the previous meeting of the Joint Commission between the two parliaments was held in the Russian city of Volgograd and this time in Tehran, and "I hope that it will continue to be effective in the future to further the goals to help us and overcome common challenges".

The Chairman of the Russian Duma, who arrived in Tehran on Monday with a high-level parliamentary and government delegation, met with Ali Larijani.

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