Russia plans closer energy cooperation with Iran – political news
In a meeting with Iran’s ambassador to Moscow on Friday, Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov praised the positive mutual relations and expressed hope that the two countries will take steps to expand their relations. , especially in the economic sector.
Moscow is keen to strengthen relations with Tehran and hopes that the two sides can advance their relations during the tenure of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi with the aim of jointly countering Western sanctions, he added.
The minister also noted that Iran and Russia are currently implementing joint projects in the fields of oil, gas, energy, railways and peaceful nuclear energy.
Emphasizing the construction of the Sirik power plant in the south of Iran’s Hormozgan province in cooperation with Russia, Shulginov expressed hope that sanctions against the Islamic Republic would be lifted to help the country progress and develop. more, Press TV reported.
The Iranian envoy, for his part, said Tehran and Moscow were determined to strengthen their relations and added that the next Iranian administration would certainly be careful to foster solidarity and convergence with Russia.
Kazem Jalali added that the two countries were working on major energy projects including the Sirik thermal power plant.
The ambassador said Iran had successfully made Russia’s flagship vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus as the region’s first country and sixth in the world.