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Telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

April 21, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.

The presidents discussed countering the spread of the coronavirus infection. In this context, Hassan Rouhani thanked Russia for its assistance to Iran. It was agreed to step up cooperation between relevant departments, including direct contacts between the healthcare ministries.

The leaders emphasised the importance of consolidating the efforts of the international community to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the Russian initiative to create “green corridors” during the crisis for unhindered supplies of medications, equipment and technology and to introduce a moratorium on any restrictions on exports of essential goods.

The presidents also reviewed a number of urgent issues of bilateral cooperation, including the implementation of major joint projects in energy, agriculture and transport.

While exchanging views on the situation in Syria, the leaders expressed the shared intention to continue cooperation with a view to reaching a long-term settlement in that country, primarily in the Astana format, which has proven effective.

April 21, 2020