President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Caspian Summit. The two presidents addressed ways in which they can settle
the world’s most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, I am very glad to have the opportunity to personally meet with you on the sidelines of the summit and exchange opinions on a whole range of various issues.
There is much cooperation between
our countries. We have many issues to address regarding the world’s acute
crises, including that in Syria. I would like to inform you about the progress
of our contacts with our partners on this complicated problem.
Although our colleagues are in constant contact with each other, personal meetings at such level are highly
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (retranslated): Mr President,
I am very glad to have this
opportunity to meet with you on the sidelines of the Caspian Summit. And I am
very glad that with each year our relations are developing positively.
Recently, Iran has officially
reinforced its cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union. This may make for the development of trade between our countries.
Another sphere of our interaction is
bilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism and bringing stability to the region.
Our common goal is to establish
stability and peace in the whole region and provide security for the region’s
countries. The world has witnessed how, with the help from Iran and Russia, the Syrian army was able to play a vital role in fighting terrorism in Syria.
I must emphasise that today all
measures being taken by Iran, Russia and Turkey are helping to establish peace
and security in the Syrian Arab Republic.
In the recent years, we have reached
two important achievements. The first one is cooperation between Iran, Russia
and other countries in achieving agreements on the Iranian Nuclear Deal.
The second one is how Iran, Russia
and Turkey cooperate in establishing peace and security in Syria.
We are committed to the elimination
of any hurdles and the settling of any global crises solely within the framework
of dialogue and talks.