EghtesadOnline: In a message on the occasion of 515 years of relation between Iran and Russia, Iran foreign minister stressed on the importance and nobility of the bilateral relations between the two countries.
“There are few countries which have alike relations as Tehran and Moscow that go to the 5 centuries,” Iran foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, noting to the historical and deep relations between the two countries.
“As neighboring countries, Iran and Russia should expand relations,” he added “expanding these relations could be a cornerstone of security, stability and development of regions such as Central Asia and the Middle East.”
“I hope friendly relations between Iran and Russia which have grown dramatically in recent years, expand under the determination of the two countries’ officials and the experience of 5 centuries historical relations in different areas,” Zarif continued.
According to ISNA, the top diplomat voiced confidence that the exchanging view between the two countries’ scientific and cultural elites and experts was a fresh opportunity for bolstering cultural diplomacy and consolidation of bilateral relations especially in “political and trade areas”.