Iran, Russia discuss long-term agreement on comprehensive cooperation – Eurasia Review

The Iranian and Russian presidents discussed plans to finalize a comprehensive agreement on long-term cooperation and expand regional and international collaboration between the two countries.

In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin underlined the common positions of Tehran and Moscow on bilateral, regional and international issues, stressing the need to finalize the comprehensive agreement on cooperation long term between the two nations. .

“We are ready to finalize the comprehensive document on long-term cooperation to quickly carry out the process of promoting relations and cooperation between the two countries,” Raisi said.

Emphasizing the common views and synergy between Tehran and Moscow on many international issues, the Iranian president said the two countries share positions on the fight against unilateralism and on strengthening multilateralism.

He also stressed the need for mutual cooperation in the region, adding: “We believe that the continued presence of foreigners in Syria is illegal and goes against the will of the Syrian nation and government, as it threatens the stability and security of this country. “

Regarding the developments in Afghanistan, Raisi said: “We consider that the presence of Daesh (ISIS or ISIS) in Afghanistan is dangerous for the region and this country, so we must be vigilant against the threats of such a plot.

Iran calls for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan involving all ethnic and political groups, he added, noting that such a large government will ensure the security of Afghanistan.

He also praised Russia for supporting Iran’s nuclear rights and for stressing the need to end all sanctions against Tehran.

Raisi stressed that Tehran is “quite serious” in the Vienna negotiations on relaunching the 2015 nuclear deal and also serious in protecting the rights of the Iranian nation in efforts to lift the sanctions.

The Iranian president further praised Russia’s initiative for stability and calm in the Caucasus region, as the two leaders rejected any change in the geopolitical status of the region or the borders of countries in the region.

Raisi also expressed gratitude to Russia for supporting Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and for providing coronavirus vaccines to Iran.

For his part, Putin stressed the common positions and convergence of Moscow and Tehran on many issues, expressed support for Tehran’s proposals for a new long-term cooperation agreement, and said Russia was committed to finalize and implement the agreement immediately.

Russia attaches great importance to strengthening economic relations and finalizing joint investment plans with Iran, Putin added, stressing the positive trends in intensifying bilateral, regional and international cooperation.

He also referred to the cooperation between Russia and Iran in Syria, saying the joint efforts have helped Syria maintain its independence and destroy the terrorist hub there.

Putin reiterated Russia’s support for the Iranian nation’s nuclear rights, hoping that the parties to the JCPOA would show the necessary political will in the next round of negotiations to find a way out of the current circumstances.

He further expressed concern about the situation in the Karabakh region, said that Russia was seeking to launch the 3 + 3 consultative mechanism in order to build confidence and promote cooperation in this region, and expressed the hope Iran would also support this format.

Putin also expressed Russia’s determination to work with Iran in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and in delivering vaccine deliveries.

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