Iran, Russia keen to continue joint projects

TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said on Tuesday that Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia will continue completion of construction operation of joint projects.

Iran and Russia have had good progresses in implementation of joint projects, he said, adding, “with the coordination made in this regard, the two countries have similar conditions in this respect and suitable ways have been paved for the two countries to continue implementation of joint projects strongly.”

He further noted that the two sides will follow up their policies and programs within the framework of joint objectives as determined by the heads of the two countries.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Eslami added, “a trilateral summit will be held between Iran, India and Russia tomorrow.”

Moreover, another trilateral meeting will be held between Russia, Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan in ministerial level on Wed., he maintained.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said, “in fact, effective steps will be taken for accelerating construction operation of these projects and we hope that joint projects between Iran and Russia will be put into operation.”

North-South Corridor will be stretched from India, Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan to Russia and then to Northern Europe and Scandinavia, he emphasized.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin had pointed to the significance of North-South Corridor and added, “quadrilateral cooperation is underway for implementation of this comprehensive plan.”

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