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Meeting with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

August 12, 2018, Aktau

Vladimir Putin met with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Caspian Summit. The two presidents addressed ways in which they can settle the world's most acute crises, particularly in the Middle East.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, I am very glad to have the opportunity to personally meet with you on the sidelines of the summit and exchange opinions on a whole range of various issues.

There is much cooperation between our countries. We have many issues to address regarding the world’s acute crises, including that in Syria. I would like to inform you about the progress of our contacts with our partners on this complicated problem.

Although our colleagues are in constant contact with each other, personal meetings at such level are highly important.

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (retranslated): Mr President,

I am very glad to have this opportunity to meet with you on the sidelines of the Caspian Summit. And I am very glad that with each year our relations are developing positively.

Recently, Iran has officially reinforced its cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union. This may make for the development of trade between our countries.

Another sphere of our interaction is bilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism and bringing stability to the region.

Our common goal is to establish stability and peace in the whole region and provide security for the region’s countries. The world has witnessed how, with the help from Iran and Russia, the Syrian army was able to play a vital role in fighting terrorism in Syria.

I must emphasise that today all measures being taken by Iran, Russia and Turkey are helping to establish peace and security in the Syrian Arab Republic.

In the recent years, we have reached two important achievements. The first one is cooperation between Iran, Russia and other countries in achieving agreements on the Iranian Nuclear Deal.

The second one is how Iran, Russia and Turkey cooperate in establishing peace and security in Syria.

We are committed to the elimination of any hurdles and the settling of any global crises solely within the framework of dialogue and talks.


August 12, 2018, Aktau