Russian and Iranian presidents discuss bilateral cooperation during call, Kremlin says

Russian and Iranian presidents

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# 11 January 2023 20:43 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in which they discussed the war in Syria as well as bilateral cooperation, the Kremlin press service said Wednesday, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Kremlin’s statement did not specify if Putin and Raisi discussed the war in Ukraine.

As a result of the conversation, the leaders agreed to "further increase an entire range of bilateral cooperation" between Russia and Iran and implement “mutually beneficial projects in the energy, transport and logistics sectors.”

"When discussing international issues, both sides gave a positive assessment of the established close coordination within the framework of the Astana process, which plays a key role in the Syrian settlement," according to the official readout published on the Kremlin’s official Telegram channel. "The intention was expressed to continue cooperation in order to normalize the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and restore its territorial integrity."