Iran, Russia underline further developing trade ties

Moscow, March 12, IRNA – Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak reviewed the ways of further promoting cooperation in economic field.

During their phone conversation, both sides discussed the latest measures taken for holding the 15th round of Iran-Russia economic cooperation commission.

As the chairmen of the joint commission, Ardakanian and Novak underlined the importance of establishing international cooperation.

Iranian and Russian ministers also focused on promoting cooperation in energy, agricultural and other industries fields.

The 14th joint economic commission which includes 15 working groups in transportation, standard, banking, tourism, sports and youths, investment, nuclear, higher education, industries, Eurasia, customs affairs, health, culture, energy and mine was held last year.

The preliminary meeting of the joint commission was held with the attendance of Ardakanian, Novak and Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mahdi Sanaei in Moscow on November 28, 2018.

Earlier, speaking to IRNA, Ardakanian referred to Russia's good stance against US illegal acts on walking away from Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying Iran hopes for developing relations with Moscow in various fields.

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