9 Nov 2022 14:08

Russia, Iran underline importance of foreign trade amid sanctions - Russian Security Council

MOSCOW. Nov 9 (Interfax) - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani have held security consultations in Tehran with the participation of representatives of ministries and agencies of both countries, the press service for the Russian Security Council said.

"The importance of boosting the exchange of practices in the development of the economic potential of Russia and Iran and the establishment of foreign trade relations under the pressure of sanctions was underlined," the press service said.

"Emphasis was put on the development of Russian-Iranian interaction on the global stage. Views were exchanged on a number of global affairs, including the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East," it said.

The meeting also addressed cybersecurity and "measures countering the interference of Western security services in the internal affairs of both countries," the press service said.

"Bilateral cooperation in law enforcement, including interaction in the provision of public security and the countering of terrorism and extremism, were scrutinized," the press service said.

At the end of the consultations, the sides reaffirmed their readiness for the further broadening of the Russian-Iranian dialogue at the level of security councils.