Tehran(IP)- Before his departure to Russia on Wednesday, Iran’s First Vice President told Iran Press: "Some of Iran's precious successes are its interactions with neighboring countries and being full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization which should be used as an opportunity."

Iran PressEurope: On the official invitation of the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Iran’s First Vice President, Mohammad Mokhber, took a trip to Moscow on Thursday to attend the second edition of the Caspian Economic Forum.

Iran, Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Republic as five neighbors will discuss oil and gas, energy, transportation, science, environment and agriculture issues in the forum.

Heading the delegation to Russia, Mokhber said before leaving Tehran that the countries would seek solutions to expand economic cooperation and remove the existing obstacles.

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He noted: Exchanging commercial and economic information in order to meet mutual needs amid sanctions, as well as attracting investment from these countries in Iran's oil, gas and petrochemical industries will be discussed.

Highlighting Iran's extraordinary geographical states, the official stressed that Iran is a perfect rout to transit.

Bartering goods, setting up electricity and gas transmission lines, historical-cultural cooperation, exporting agricultural products and cleaning the environment of the Caspian Sea and surrounding beaches, and development of tourism are among the other topics that the high-ranking Iranian delegation will focus on them in the event.


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