Russian and Iranian Presidents discussed issues of bilteral interest
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani. The two leaders briefly discussed prospects for developing Russian-Iranian relations and the results of the Fourth Caspian Summit. Kremlin official web-site informs about this.
"We worked very productively within the framework of the Caspian Summit, achieving good results, thanks in part to your delegation’s position and your personal stand.
I am very glad that we have the opportunity to hold a bilateral meeting; we met fairly recently, but the volume of our business ties ensures that each of our meetings is quite substantive", Putin noted in his welcoming speech.
"I am very pleased that during the past year, I had the opportunity to meet with you four times and discuss issues of interest to our nations. However, what’s important is not the number of meetings but the progress we have achieved in our relations.
For us, our relations with our important neighbour had special significance, and this significance is increasing today. This is due to bilateral developments, as well as the sensitive situation in the region.
For us, it is a point of pride that we were pioneers, so to speak, among other nations that recognised the threat of international terrorism and began to fight it. Those who are currently attempting to raise the battle flag against terrorism are very late and quite far behind the pioneers in this effort.
I am very happy that our nations have similar or identical positions on many regional issues, as well as on matters on the bilateral agenda. I am also very pleased to have the opportunity today to continue our discussion", Iranian President Rouhani underlined.