On Thursday in Tehran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is welcomed by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
In a statement released on Thursday following his meeting with the visiting Russian foreign minister, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called for an expansion of their mutually beneficial relations.
According to a statement on the presidential website, Raisi informed Sergei Lavrov that regular meetings and discussions between Russian and Iranian officials show a sincere desire on both sides to create a new era of bilateral “strategic cooperation,” notably in the economic sphere.
Raisi was quoted as saying that “intensifying collaboration and coordination is a good method to oppose U.S. sanctions and economic unilateralism against independent countries.”
The Iranian president emphasized the value of collaboration between the nations bordering the Caspian Sea, saying any foreign military presence there should be “prohibited.”
According to the statement, Raisi highlighted the significance of ending the conflict “as soon as possible” and Iran’s willingness to assist in finding a diplomatic solution after Lavrov briefed him on the most recent events in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
He pointed out that “these wars have been shaped by the provocative acts of the United States and NATO.”
The senior Russian diplomat commented on the scope of collaboration between Moscow and Teheran in a number of spheres and reaffirmed Russia’s readiness to elevate relations with Iran to a strategic level.