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Iran, Azerbaijan moving towards strategic ties: Rouhani

27 February 2016 22:47

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Azerbaijan are taking steps to bolster strategic relations in all fields.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes the expansion and reinforcement of cooperation with the Azerbaijan Republic in all sectors,” Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Saturday.

He added that the immediate implementation of the agreements reached between the two countries during the recent visit of the Azeri president to Tehran can help deepen bilateral and regional cooperation.

Rouhani expressed hope that the agreements would also prepare the ground for joint cooperation of Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia, particularly in the fields of transit, energy and trade.

On February 23, Iran and Azerbaijan signed 11 agreements and memoranda of understanding to improve and speed up cooperation in different fields.

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