Iranian, Russian presidents emphasize on boosting ties

<p style="text-align: left;">The Presidents of Iran and Russia described the relations and cooperation between the two countries sincere and strategic, and stressed the need to work for the development, strengthening and consolidation of all relations between Tehran and Moscow and accelerating the implementation of the agreements.

Speaking with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin over the phone on Tuesday, Hassan Rouhani referred to the spread of the Coronavirus to many countries, expressing hope that all countries could work together to help each other eradicate the virus in the near future.

Referring to the need to deepen cooperation and exchange of experiences between Iran and Russia in the fight against the Coronavirus, the President said: "The two countries&rsquo; authorities should attempt to continue trade relations by observing health protocols."

"Today, all countries in the world are facing difficult conditions, and in these conditions, friendly countries should have closer cooperation and relations," Rouhani said about the US&rsquo; imposition of oppressive and illegal sanctions on Iran in these difficult conditions and obstructing Iran&rsquo;s request for loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Stating that fortunately, there have been close and strategic relations between Iran and Russia in recent years, Rouhani further underscored the need to develop bilateral relations and cooperation, especially in the fields of trade, economy, science and medicine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his side, reiterated the importance of joint efforts, cooperation and exchange of experiences between the two countries in overcoming these difficult conditions and developing relations between them, Iran Press reported.

Fortunately, good projects are being implemented between the two countries, and the officials of the two countries are working to expedite the implementation of the agreements, he said, adding that: "Russia has strategic relations with Iran and always welcomes the development of these relations."

Putin called US&rsquo; sanctions against Iran violation of human rights and said: "Unfortunately, there is a lot of talk about human rights in the West, but in practice, they behave differently."

The Russian president also described continuation of Iran-Russia consultations on regional and international issues, including following the Astana process and holding trilateral talks with Turkey in this regard, as important.

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