The Committee on International Affairs held an extended meeting with the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir Abdollahian. According to the Chairman of the Committee Leonid Slutsky, during the talks, held on the initiative of the Iranian side, issues of the bilateral and regional agenda were discussed. “They include assistance to the post-crisis settlement in Syria, a number of issues to strengthen regional security, including in the light of the agreement signed in Beijing on the resumption of cooperation between Iran and Saudi Arabia,” L. Slutsky said.
The issues of implementation of infrastructure-important economic projects were also touched upon. “Among them, in the first place is the North-South international transport corridor, which in the very near future will become a real alternative to the Suez Canal and the Black Sea straits, as well as cooperation in the field of energy, including nuclear energy, in the field of exploration and production of oil and gas in the territory of Iran, cargo transit across the Caspian Sea, as well as electrification by Russian companies of the railway section Garmsar – Inche Burun,” the head of the Committee explained.
For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian added that “parliamentary diplomacy is one of the important aspects of interaction between Tehran and Moscow.”