19 Jul 2022 18:06

Putin: Russian-Iranian relations developing at good pace

TEHRAN. July 19 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that relations between Moscow and Tehran are developing at a good pace and noted bilateral interaction for the strengthening of international security.

"Our relations are developing at a good pace," Putin said at a meeting with President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, highlighting a record high increase in bilateral trade.

Putin also emphasized that Russia and Iran "are strengthening interaction in international security, contributing considerably to the Syrian settlement."

Raisi, for his part, noted that bilateral cooperation between Iran and Russia has started developing faster after his visit to Moscow and the meeting with Putin in Ashgabat.

The region is now safer thanks to cooperation on the Syrian track, the Iranian president said. "Other countries only claim to fight terrorism, but our relations and our cooperation on issues dealing with countering terrorism have proved that we can achieve the goals we set for ourselves," Raisi said.

It is a valuable experience for increasing the security level in the region, he said.

"I really hope that your visit will become the same type of turning point for increasing relations on the regional and international agendas," he said.