Karbasian major factor in accelerating regional cooperation between Iran, Russia

During a meeting with the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Special Envoy for Caspian Sea littoral states affairs Ramazan Abdollatifev said Karbasian has been the major factor in accelerating regional cooperation between Iran and Russia in recent months.

(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- In the meeting, Masoud Karbasian, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran, said the process of cooperation between the two countries in the Joint Commission is very well.

Stating that the signing of the trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union in the near future is a great step in helping to develop regional cooperation between Iran and Russia, Karbasian urged to accelerate the implementation of the joint Garmsar railway, Incheh Borun, and Sirik power plant projects.

Referring to the participation of Iranian companies in completing the Moscow subway project, the Minister of Economy called on Ramazan Abdollatifev to follow up the matter.

Ramazan Abdollatifev, for his part, said Iran is the main Russian partner in the Caspian Sea, adding that his special mission is to form an executive committee in order to develop cooperation between the countries of the Caspian Sea, especially Iran.

He stated that this committee will be formed at the highest level for the first time since the collapse of the former Soviet Union in order to implement the decisions and agreements on the Caspian Sea issue and to formulate a program for regional cooperation between the countries of the Caspian Sea.

Abdollatifev further stressed that Karbasian as the head of the Iranian side of the Joint Economic Commission of the two countries was the main factor in the dynamics and speed of the economic, regional and provincial cooperation between Iran and Russia.

He also pointed to the issue raised by the Minister of Economy of Iran regarding the cooperation of the Iranian contractors in the completion of the Moscow subway, said: I have spoken to the mayor of Moscow in this regard and he announced his full support for the project by issuing instructions to his deputy.

In the end, Abdollatifev announced that a conference will be held to promote the regional and provincial cooperation of the Caspian littoral states, and especially Iran, in the near future in Astara Khan, which will be conducted with the order and support of the Russian president.