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Telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

December 19, 2016

At Iran’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

The two presidents discussed in detail the Syrian crisis, particularly the situation around Aleppo. They stressed the need for joint efforts to facilitate the launch of a real political process to bring about a swift resolution of the conflict in Syria. In this context, the organisation in Astana of talks between Syrian government representatives and members of the moderate opposition could be a major step forward.

Mr Putin and Mr Rouhani also discussed current matters concerning bilateral relations in light of the positive results of the Russian-Iranian Permanent Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation held in Tehran on December 11–13.

The two leaders agreed on upcoming contacts at various levels.

December 19, 2016