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Iran’s first vice president lauds Russia-Iran teamwork in fight against terrorism

December 01, 2017, 0:26 UTC+3 SOCHI
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SOCHI, November 30./TASS/. Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri hailed on Thursday cooperation of Russia and Iran in fight against terrorism, saying it is a good example for other countries.

"Our cooperation with Russia in fight against terrorism, especially terrorism in Syria, is an example to be followed in fight against terrorism at the global level," the first vice president said at talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. "And I hope that a three-party summit (of Russia, Iran and Turkey) held last week here, in Sochi, will yield results for the people of Syria as well as for the whole region," Jahangiri said.

He also confirmed a high level of relations between the countries, which is proved by numerous meetings of their presidents - 12 in the past four years. "A visit by Russian President (Vladimir) Putin to Tehran last month was very useful. And we hope very much that its results will be beneficial for our countries," the Iranian official said.

Focusing on trade and economic cooperation, he noted that the countries are currently seeing a growth in trade, with potentials existing for a continued growth.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, for his part, hailed a dialogue between Russia and Iran, saying relations between the two states develop on all trajectories.

He said talks with Eshaq Jahangiri "is a good opportunity for exchanging information on how Russian-Iranian cooperation develops on all trajectories, including to a great degree in economic issues," Medvedev said.

The Iranian official thanked the Russian prime minister for a possibility to meet and also confirmed that relations of Russia and Iran are developing progressively in political, as well as economic and cultural spheres, stressing that cooperation was also established on regional and international issues.

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