Tehran, Aug 1, 2020 (ICANA) – President of the Islamic Parliament of Iran Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said parliament will accelerate the initiative of Iran-Russia joint high council.
The parliament is ready to promote parliamentary relations with Russia, Qalibaf said in a meeting with Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
He pointed to strategic agreements between Iran and Russia and described the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as turning point.
He highlighted the need for increasing all-out cooperation between two countries in economic, political and cultural fields.
Iran and Russia enjoy joint opportunities which can be used in line with both nations’ interest, he noted.
Stressing the importance of materializing strategic cooperation between two countries, Qalibaf said both countries are expected to pay more attention to all dimensions of relations namely in economic and trade fields.
Qalibaf welcomed Iran-Russia cooperation in fighting terrorism in Syria, saying security cooperation can be used as a pattern for reinforcing joint cooperation in other fields.
Meanwhile, Slutsky congratulated Qalibaf on his election.
He said by maintaining cooperation among Iranian and Russian expert parliamentary committees, we can hold joint meeting on political, energy and economic fields.
In fact both parliaments can help draw national projects and strategic cooperation, he added
He underscored boosting Iran-Russia cooperation in Caspian Sea.
Russian official invited Qalibaf to visit Russia.