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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in the important and cordial meeting of President Raisi and vladmir Putin in the Kremlin, the relations between Tehran and Moscow took a new, diverse, and accelerated path.

Iran PressEurope: The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who has traveled to Moscow at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, met with Vladimir Putin.

"We have no limitation for expansion and development of ties with Russia and are after establishment of strategic relations with Moscow," the Iranian President said during the meeting on Wednesday.

The Islamic Republic has already signed a strategic partnership treaty with China that has outlined the roadmap for the Sino-Iranian ties for a 20-year-long term.

The world's future will be based on multilateralism

Ahead of President Raisi's visit to the Russian capital, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Tehran followed a "new roadmap "to deepen ties with Moscow, adding that Iran and Russia were determined to update a 20-year cooperation treaty that they signed in 2001."

"The Presidents of the two countries agreed to draw a long-term roadmap. The future of the world will be based on multilateralism," Amir-Abdollahian tweeted.

"In the new chapter of relations, there will be excellent cooperation," the tweet reads.

Adding to his remarks, President Raisi said, "Documents of strategic cooperation can outline the horizon of the countries' relations over 20 years."

"We are after increasing the volume of commercial ties with Russia and will expend much effort in this area," he noted. 

The Iranian President hailed the countries' anti-terror efforts in support of Syria as a "good [common] experience that can serve as a basis for the [Russo-Iranian] relations."

Raisi, meanwhile, said Tehran was in the midst of efforts aimed at removing the US' illegal and unilateral sanctions.

"We hope that these efforts would lead to the removal of the sanctions," he said, adding, however, the threat of sanctions cannot limit Iran's progress."

Putin, for his part, expressed delight to meet his Iranian counterpart, hailing that the two sides have been in constant communication since Raeisi's inauguration last year.

He acknowledged Tehran and Moscow's contribution to Syria for overcoming terrorist threats."

The Russian head of state further noted how the two countries' officials have been paying "special attention" to the situation in Afghanistan.


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