Iranian president seeking to emphasize building North-South corridor in talks with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

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# 07 December 2023 14:47 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that the implementation of the North-South transport corridor project will be one of the major topics for discussion during bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the IRNA news agency said, APA reports.

"Both countries are striving to implement the North-South corridor project, and one of the topics of negotiations is accelerating its construction," he said in remarks at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport before departing for Russia.

The president of the Islamic Republic of Iran noted that Russian-Iranian cooperation "still has room for development" in addition to the two countries’ partnership within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS.

Raisi also said that in Moscow he would discuss efforts to help Palestine.

"An important issue that worries the entire region are the crimes against the Gaza Strip and the oppressed people of Palestine. Therefore, one of the important topics of negotiations between Iran and Russia is Palestine and immediate efforts to stop the bombing of the Gaza Strip," he said.