Tehran, 20 July 2022 (TDI): The President of Russia met his Iranian counterpart, and the two officials discussed the recent state of relations between their countries and the bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, arrived in Iran on Tuesday to participate in the tripartite meeting of the Guarantor Countries of the Astana Process.

After arriving in Tehran,  the Russian President met with the President of Iran, Ayatollah Dr. Syed Ebrahim Raisi.

In this meeting, the two sides reviewed the state of relations between their countries, which has progressed significantly recently. The two sides also expressed their satisfaction with a leap in bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy, security, infrastructure, trade, industry, and energy.

Both sides also expressed their determination to continue this path and its strengthening. At the same time, while recalling the joint success in countering terrorism, the two sides emphasized the necessity of developing cooperation in new regional and extra-regional fields.

They also announced their intention to strengthen the security of independent countries in the region.

Iranian President’s stance

In this meeting, the Iranian President called the will of the two countries to develop bilateral relations “remarkable.” He said that after meetings in Moscow and Ashgabat, the cooperation process has been growing and should be strengthened.

Iranian President also referred to the history of successful cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism in Syria. President Raisi described this cooperation as a basis for strengthening regional security and stability.

He added, “The countries in the West Asian region who claimed to fight terrorism did not take any effective steps in this regard.” Moreover, “it was the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia that showed their sincerity and determination in this field by serious cooperation in the fight against terrorism.”

Russian President’s stance

The Russian President expressed his satisfaction at being in the hospitable land of Iran. President Putin also announced the increase in cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

He said, “Iran and Russia have a very big contribution in solving the Syrian crisis.”