Iran, Russia form joint working group to enhance ties

TEHRAN, Dec. 13 (MNA) – The chairman of the Iran-Russia Friendship Group in Iranian Parliament, Ramezanali SobhaniFard, announced on Wednesday that a working group has been formed to enhance the relations between Iran and Russia following the recent visit by Iran’s Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani, to Moscow.

Referring to the fact that Iran-Russia relations have expanded dramatically in the past few years, the chairman of the Iran-Russia Friendship Group in Iranian Parliament added that “we have witnessed an increase of 120 percent in Iranians' travel to Russia, and the travel of Russian citizens to Iran has increased by 35 percent and the number of Iranian flights to Russia has also increased to 16 flights per week.”

He elaborated more on the opening of the working group to examine the barriers ahead of promoting relations between the two countries saying " from Iran, the members of the Majlis Foreign Policy Commission, the Iran-Russia Friendship Group and the Majlis Research Center are present in the working group and it is scheduled to hold meetings every two months.”

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