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Telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani

October 10, 2020

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani at the Iranian side’s initiative.

The presidents had an extensive exchange of opinions on the developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Vladimir Putin informed his Iranian counterpart about the efforts currently underway with Russia’s mediation to de-escalate the tensions in the region. The President of Iran expressed support for the agreement reached following the trilateral consultations by the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on a ceasefire for humanitarian reasons as well as on the launch of substantive talks aimed at reaching a prompt peaceful settlement.

The two leaders also considered the developments around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and noted the importance of preserving this international agreement, which is essential for international security.

Mr Putin and Mr Rouhani discussed current issues of bilateral trade and economic cooperation. They emphasised problems related to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, paying particular attention to the prospects of interaction regarding the Russian-produced Sputnik V vaccine.

During the conversation, Mr Rouhani extended his warm wishes to Mr Putin in connection with his recent birthday.

The sides agreed on further contacts.

October 10, 2020