Monday, November 30, 2009

Mottaki: Iran-Russia cooperation helps restore regional tranquility

Tehran, Nov 30, IRNA -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Monday that constructive cooperation between Iran and Russia helps restore peace and tranquility to the entire region.
Mottaki made the remarks in the 8th meeting of Iran-Russian Joint Economic Commission in Tehran.

He said that ties between Iran and Russia have developed in various fields after the triumph of the Islamic Revolution.

"Iran and Russia with huge natural and energy resources would play leading role in the globe and boost cooperation."

Mottaki called for enhanced level of trade in light of high potentials in various fields the two countries possess.

Mottaki gave a proposal to adopt monitoring system for foreign trade or barter trade to save national economies of both Iran and Russia from the current global financial crisis.

The Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko, for his part, thanked the Iranian foreign minister for hosting the 8th Iran-Russia Joint Economic Commission and said the two countries reviewed all regional developments and ways to expand economic and commercial ties.

Iran and Russia should try to increase current level of cooperation in energy, electricity, oil and gas to a satisfactory level, he said.

The two sides have decided to enhance level of mutual cooperation in gas and oil sectors, he pointed out.

The two sides inked four documents in 17 chapters and 120 articles at the joint economic commission.

Source : IRNA

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