TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri congratulated Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev on re-assuming the post of prime minister of Russia.

In a message on Sunday, Jahangiri congratulated Medvedev on being re-appointed as Russia’s prime minister.

He also expressed confidence that mutual cooperation would expand the political, economic and cultural ties between Tehran and Moscow and enhance their regional and international interaction.

On May 8, Russia’s lower house of parliament confirmed Medvedev as the prime minister, voting 374 against 56 in favor of him, who has held the post since 2012.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was sworn in for a new six-year term earlier in May, had put forward Medvedev to be prime minister and asked lawmakers to support his pick.