TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Russian Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko on Monday called for further efforts to bolster strategic ties between Tehran and Moscow.

The two sides called Iran-Russia relations strategic and stressed the need for further development of bilateral ties including the move towards abolition of visa requirements.

During the meeting, they touched upon different range of issues, including holding joint economic commission, the need for cooperation to develop faster Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, advancing parliamentary relations, bilateral cooperation, increasing convergence on the Middle East, especially the fight against terrorism in Syria, ways to implement the agreements already signed by President Rouhani and President Putin, cooperation on energy, the South-North corridor, construction of thermal and nuclear power plants and supplying electric trains to Iran by the Russian companies.

Heading a parliamentary delegation, Matviyenko arrived in Tehran on Sunday afternoon for meetings with President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Zarif and other senior Iranian officials.

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