Bishkek (IP) - The First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Prime Minister of Russia stressed strengthening and developing economic and trade relations between the two countries in all sectors.

Iran PressAsia: Iran's First Vice President, Mohammad Mokhber, expressed satisfaction with the growing trend of Tehran-Moscow relations during the meeting of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday.

Referring to the ongoing events in the Gaza Strip, the First Vice President of Iran added: "The tragedies that are happening in the Gaza Strip have hurt the soul and spirit of humanity, and it is hoped that at the meeting of the Prime Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), ending the crimes of the occupying Israeli regime and providing assistance to the oppressed people of Gaza will be discussed."

Referring to Iran's full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Russian Prime Minister said: "Russia welcomes Iran's invitation to join BRICS and is confident that Iran's presence and membership will be effective in increasing the credibility of these organizations in the international arena."

Mikhail Mishustin described Iran-Russia relations as close, long-standing and in line with mutual interests and said: "Tehran-Moscow relations are growing based on friendship and good neighborliness."

The Prime Minister of Russia also pointed out that the record of trade exchanges between the two countries was broken last year and emphasized his country's interest in developing trade and economic cooperation with Iran and expressed hope for the plans and program of bilateral cooperation in the framework of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation held in December in Tehran to be followed up seriously.

The first vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran has traveled to Kyrgyzstan to participate in the 22nd meeting of the prime ministers of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which will be held on Thursday (October 26) in the capital city of Bishkek.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is an international intergovernmental organization that was established on June 15, 2001 in Shanghai by Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The Islamic Republic of Iran officially became a full member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at the 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.


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