News ID: 152140
Published: 0721 GMT May 27, 2016

Envoy: Russian investors keen on greater presence in Iran

Envoy: Russian investors keen on greater presence in Iran

Russian investors and businesspersons are eager to increase their presence in Iran, said Iran's ambassador in Moscow.

Mehdi Sanaei further said that Iran and Russia have taken major steps to this end and important economic and custom documents have been signed by the two countries to provide more facilities in the field, reported Fars News Agency.

"Given the facilities provided by the two countries, trade activities have been eased to some extent and more efforts will be made in this area," he added.

Sanaei underlined that Iranian and Russian banks have also facilitated financial transactions between the two countries. Russian investors, he noted, are willing to further expand cooperation with Iranian businesspersons.

In relevant remarks early April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow and Tehran are taking broad strides for strategic partnership. "Russia has age-old and strategic relations with Iran," Lavrov told reporters.

The Russian foreign minister said that his country is ready to broaden mutual cooperation with Iran in different areas.

In the last several years, Iran and Russia have had extensive cooperation in a number of fields, especially in the political and economic spheres.

The two states also enjoy special positions on the international scene and have long had constant and regular consultations on key regional and global issues.

On November 23, President Putin was in Tehran to meet Iran's top officials and participate in the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) conference.

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