President in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart:
More coordination, consultation among countries essential before Kazakhstan meeting/Welcoming truce in Syria, stressing fight against Daesh, Al-Nusra Front terrorists/Stressing consultation between Iranian, Russian foreign ministries
Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation spoke on phone and stressed that fighting terrorism and terrorist groups such as Daesh and Al-Nusra Front will continue.
During the phone conversation between President Hassan Rouhani and President Vladimir Putin that took place late on Saturday, the two presidents emphasised that they welcome cease-fire in Syria.
Congratulating New Year to the Russian President and nation, Dr Rouhani added: "We welcome a cease-fire in Syria, which has been achieved by cooperation between Iran, Russia and Syria, and believe that more coordination and consultation among countries is essential before Kazakhstan meeting".
He also said that continuing to send humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, especially those in besieged cities, is essential, adding: "It is very important that we protect and maintain the cease-fire achieved after the latest victories".
Consultation between Iranian and Russian foreign ministries is also essential in this regard, continued Rouhani.
At the same conversation, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin also said that the cease-fire is the result of consultation and cooperation among all countries seeking peace and stability in Syria, especially Iran and Russia.
He added: "Our duty is to protect the existing achievements and, at the same time, continue to stage joint fight against international terrorism".
On the coming meeting in Kazakhstan, Putin also said: "We are ready to cooperate with those Syrian groups that are ready to take steps in the path of peace and, without a doubt, we will not let terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Nusra Front to be included in the cease-fire".