Tehran (IP) - President said that he welcomes Russia's willingness to strengthen economic and trade cooperation with the Islamic Republic.

Iran PressIran news: Ebrahim Raisi made the comment on Saturday during a phone conversation initiated by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Raisi said that the two sides should continue political and economic negotiations in a bid to further promote bilateral cooperation.

He referred to trade and economic relations in the region too, saying that working on infrastructure projects, including connection roads in Eurasia, is an important step in this regard.

For his part, Putin emphasized the special geographical position of Iran in the region, adding that Tehran and Moscow have numerous capacities to increase their cooperation.

He talked about the South-North Corridor as well, saying that it will serve as a good transit route for global trade as it greatly reduces time and transport costs.  

The Russian president once again expressed sympathy over the October 26 terror attack in Iran’s southern city of Shiraz and said that terrorism is condemned in all of its forms.

13 people, including 2 children, were martyred, and 30 pilgrims were injured in the armed attack on Shahcheragh, the holy shrine of Hazrat Ahmad bin Musa (AS), in the city of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province, south of Iran, on Wednesday, October 26.