Italian PM Matteo Renzi says to file resignation request later on MondayWorld December 05, 4:37
Moscow not seen as possible host of Eurovision 2017 song contest - mediaSociety & Culture December 04, 22:22
Et-Tell in Damascus Province fully controlled by Syrian governmentWorld December 04, 21:46
Mirziyoyev campaign office says he is winning presidential elections in UzbekistanWorld December 04, 21:40
Preliminary results of Uzbekistan’s presidential polls to be announced on December 5 - CECWorld December 04, 21:28
Putin expresses condolences over fatal road accident in Khanty-Mansyisk autonomous areaSociety & Culture December 04, 20:20
Emergencies ministry confirms death of 12 people in road accident near Khanty-MansyiskSociety & Culture December 04, 17:04
Fidel Castro buried in Santiago de CubaWorld December 04, 16:50
Cuban revolution in pictures: Early years of Fidel CastroWorld December 04, 16:49
MOSCOW, January 5 (Itar-Tass) — RF President Dmitry Medvedev and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Islamic Republic of Iran had a telephone conversation on Thursday on the initiative of the Iranian side, the Kremlin press service announced.
The Heads of State discussed matters of current importance concerning the development of bilateral cooperation in 2012.
The two presidents exchanged views on regional problems. The sides declared in favour of stepping up efforts to elaborate a Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, and a solution to the problems of the Caspian, including ecology, fishery, etc. The importance of implementing the accords reached at the Third Caspian summit in Baku was pointed out in this connection.
As for the Middle East situation, which is a subject of serious concern for the entire world community, Medvedev and Ahmadinejad expressed firm conviction that it is possible to solve the problems of the region, including the situation in Syria, exclusively by political methods, through the establishment of a dialogue between all the sides concerned. Support was expressed for the efforts being made within the framework of the United Nations, regional and other international organizations towards achieving this goal.
Dmitry Medvedev pointed out with satisfaction a positive assessment by the President of Iran of the Russian initiative: a plan for a stage-by-stage restoration of trust in the Iranian nuclear programme. The sides agreed to go ahead with consultations on the matter.