Rouhani urges enhanced Tehran-Moscow ties against terrorism
Tehran, July 9, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Puting called for deepening of bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
In the meeting held on the sidelines of the joint SCO-BRICS summit meeting in Ufa, Russia, Rouhani stressed finding a political solution to the resolution of crisis in Syria and said, ‘Tehran and Moscow have to deepen their serious steps against terrorism and cooperate with regional countries to eradicate the sinister phenomenon.’
Discussing bilateral ties with Russia as well as regional developments, he urged multi-lateral cooperation to end terrorism and extremism in Syria and Iraq.
President Rouhani also termed the Saudi-led aggression on Yemen a tragedy in the region and said Iran and Russia can cooperate to end bloodshed of children and women in the war-hit country.
He also welcomed expansion of bilateral ties between Iran and Russia in economic, scientific and tourism fields and said in the recent two years there have been satisfactory steps to boost the bilateral relations.
President Putin hailed the development of bilateral cooperation with Iran and said Tehran-Moscow cooperation in economic, political, cultural and scientific areas can prepare the ground for further steps in bilateral relations.
He said Russia has extensively endeavored to settle the nuclear dispute and to support Iran’s rights in this regard.
The Russian president too stressed bilateral and regional cooperation to fight against terrorism and extremism.