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Iran hopes to soon sign a cooperation agreement with Russia

11.10.2021 205 просмотров

According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzadeh, "several years ago there was a need to finalize the agreement."

The Iranian side hopes to sign a finalized agreement on comprehensive cooperation with Russia within a few months. This was stated on Monday by the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Said Khatibzade.

“We hope that within a few months we will witness the signing of this document,” the ministry’s press service quotes him.< br>
According to the diplomat, "several years ago there was a need to finalize the agreement." “The issue was discussed during the previous visit of [Russian Foreign Minister] Sergey Lavrov [to Iran], and now we are preparing the final clauses of the agreement in Tehran,” he said. “After the completion of this process and approval within the country, we will send it to Moscow.”

The agreement on the foundations of relations and principles of cooperation between Russia and Iran was signed in March 2001, its validity period was automatically renewed every five years. On September 24, 2020, during a visit to Moscow, the then Foreign Minister of IranMohammad Javad Zarifstated that before the next extension, the Iranian side intends to consider the possibility of updating the document, taking into account current realities.

Lavrov paid an official visit to Iran on April 13th. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Foreign Minister of Iran signed an agreement on the establishment and conditions for the operation of cultural centers. Also, the Russian diplomat was received by the current President of the country Hasan Rouhani and the Chairman of the Mejlis (Parliament) Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

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