Iran stresses necessity for interaction between Islamic states, Russia

Iran's ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei

Iran’s ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanayee in a meeting with Russian Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador-at-large for Islamic countries Konstantin Shuvalov underlined the necessity for increased interactions between the Muslim world and Russia.

During the meeting in Moscow on Wednesday, Sanayee referred to the Russian government’s initiative to form the Russia-Muslim world strategic view group, and called for strengthening cooperation between Tehran and Moscow over regional and international issues.

He also pointed to the interference of certain foreign states to disintegrate and weaken the Middle-Eastern countries and the Asian powers, and revealed certain plots by the enemies against the regional states.

Sanayee underscored the necessity for interaction between the Islamic countries and Russia as well as other regional and international actors to confront the problems resulting from extremism and instability in the region.

Tehran and Moscow are in continued contacts to discuss ways to still accelerate expansion of their fasting growing ties and cooperation over regional issues.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a meeting in Munich in February underlined the need for resolving regional crises through political means.

During the meeting in the German city, Zarif and Lavrov stressed that talks could help the affected countries reach a political solution to the ongoing crises.

The two sides, meantime, voiced their satisfaction over the current status of Iran-Russia relations, and called for the further broadening of mutual cooperation.

By Fars News Agency