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Rouhani, Putin stress cementing Tehran-Moscow ties:

President Rouhani: Iran, Russia moving towards strategic ties/We should try to decrease tariffs, promote free trade in bilateral trade

Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation held talks in Baku and stressed that Tehran and Moscow are determined to deepen and cement ties in all fields of mutual interest.

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“Tehran welcomes development of ties with Moscow,” said President Rouhani late on Monday in Baku.

He added: “The two countries’ relations have been developing in recent months”.

Referring to the trilateral meeting of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan, Dr Rouhani continued: “The Baku summit prepares the ground for cementing regional ties, resulting in regional stability and security”.

“We should try to decrease tariffs and promote free trade in bilateral trade”, added Rouhani, saying that trade with Eurasia should be continued.

The President also welcomed Russian companies’ investment in Iran.

He then referred to the nuclear negotiations and said: “The role of Russia in the success of these negotiations and precise and full implementation of commitments of all parties in JCPOA has been constructive and positive”.

Dr Rouhani went on referring to regional issues, including the Syrian issue and said that terrorist groups should not be allowed to continue their terrorist acts by changing their names.

“There is good cooperation and consultation between Iran and Russia in this field and we should continue along this path until the final aim is reached and full peace and stability is achieved in Syria and the region,” continued Rouhani.

In this meeting, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin stressed development of relations between the two countries, especially in the fields of economy, energy, industry and transportation.

He added: “The Baku summit is a good opportunity to review bilateral ties and implement agreements”.

The two presidents also underscored the need to enhance ties in the fields of nuclear energy, full and precise implementation of JCPOA and also continuing to recognise the terrorist nature of al-Nusra Front.

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