TEHRAN, February 21. The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu arrived in Tehran for negotiations.
Putin met with Iranian defense Minister
This was reported by Iranian diplomatic source.
“The Board of the Russian Minister landed in Tehran, he said. – In the near future is expected to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani”.
“The focus will be issues of bilateral cooperation and the situation in the world,” the source explained.
Common challenges in Syria
16 February Shoigu during the meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dekhana said that Russia and Iran have common challenges and threats in the region, to resist which is only possible together. “I am confident that our meeting will contribute to the strengthening of friendly relations between the armed forces of Russia and Iran”, – said the Russian Minister. According to him, the meeting of defense Ministers of the two countries in Tehran and Moscow have identified the main directions of bilateral contacts at the military departments.
According to Shoigu, the signing of an intergovernmental agreement on military cooperation in Tehran in January 2015 have created the legal basis for the expansion of bilateral cooperation of the defense ministries over the long term.
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“We believe that the practical implementation of projects of bilateral cooperation will largely depend on the effectiveness of Russia and Iran measures to combat international terrorism. Call for making Russian – Iranian cooperation in this area long-term and complex nature,” – said Shoigu.
The defense Minister stressed that Russia and Iran are ready to coordinate cooperation on a wide range of global and regional issues.
“Long-standing relations between our two countries have a high level of trust, willingness to coordinate approaches on a wide range of global and regional issues,” – said the Russian Minister.
He stressed that a strong impetus to the development of all complex of cooperation between the two countries gave talks in Tehran in November 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
“Of course, pay great attention to the agreements reached at the highest level”, – said the head of the Russian defense Ministry.
“We welcome the termination of restrictive measures by the US and the European Union to your country. This development becomes the most relevant in conditions of increasing crisis in the middle East region,” he said, referring to his Iranian counterpart, Shoigu.