On Wednesday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi traveled to Moscow where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first meeting since the former assumed office last August.
During the meeting, the Russian president said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the trade turnover between Russia and Iran has been increasing and that the two countries continue to implement major projects and expand cooperation “in many directions.”
He also stated that Iran’s relations with the Eurasian Economic Community are developing and that both sides “are actively working” to create a free trade zone.
Noting that he would discuss concerns regarding the situation in Afghanistan with his Iranian counterpart, he also said that they discussed Iran’s stance on the restoration of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
As it will be beneficial for the people of the two countries, Raisi said Tehran wants “sustainable and comprehensive relations” with Russia in all areas.
In this regard, Raisi suggested uniting efforts in withstanding “unilateral Western sanctions,” adding that Iran is working on lifting them.