Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Friday that Tehran and Moscow discussed the construction of new nuclear power plants in the country.
On Twitter, the Iranian foreign minister stated on Thursday that he had a discussion with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow where they talked about the acceleration of the construction of new nuclear power plants.
Amir-Abdollahian also expressed that they discussed the development of comprehensive cooperation in the light of the recent agreements between the leaders of the two countries and the facilitation of the consular affairs of the citizens of both countries.
“Excellent cooperation” will be established in the new period of relations with Russia, he added.
The meeting between the two ministers come as Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited Russia.
Russia built Iran’s first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr. Upon beginning its full-capacity operations in 2012, the Bushehr nuclear power plant was handed over to Iran one year later.
In 2014, Iran and Russia signed an agreement to build two nuclear power plants in Iran.