ArmInfo. The agenda of the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Moscow was presented at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Thus, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry, on January 26, Moscow will host negotiations between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart. The meeting will continue the regular dialogue between the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the two countries. The last time they spoke by phone was November 24, 2020.
It is planned to discuss key topics on the international and regional agenda, including the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, the Syrian settlement, Afghanistan and the situation in the Persian Gulf zone, and others. A "synchronization of clocks" on the current state of multifaceted ties between Russia and Iran and discussion of concrete steps for their further advancement have been scheduled. Recently, Russian-Iranian relations have been actively developing. The intensity of political dialogue has increased. Last year the presidents of Russia and Iran spoke by telephone four times. Intensive bilateral contacts are maintained at various levels, including through the heads of foreign affairs agencies, parliaments, and other state structures and organizations. We intend to further expand mutually beneficial ties with Iran and continue cooperation in the interests of regional stability and international security.
We count on the strengthening of positive trends in all sectors of Russian-Iranian cooperation.
The progressive development of mutually beneficial cooperation and the unification of significant potentials of Russia and Iran can not only positively affect the position of both states, but also improve the situation in the Transcaucasian region, the Near and Middle East, and create additional conditions for ensuring stable peace and stability there. The positions of Moscow and Tehran on the Syrian problem largely coincide. Active interaction between our countries remains within the framework of the Astana settlement process in Syria.
The current Permanent Russian-Iranian Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, the next meeting of which we expect to hold this year, is making a significant contribution to increasing the volume of trade.
An important role in this is also played by the intensification of interregional ties. To note, this is a regional visit by the Iranian Foreign Minister. Zarif plans to visit Baku, Yerevan, Moscow, Tbilisi and Ankara.