2021-April-11 03:32
2020-December-21  12:54

Envoy: Iran-Russia Ties on Right Track

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazzem Jalali said that Tehran-Moscow relations have been expanded over the past years despite unilateral sanctions imposed by the US on Iran.

"The two countries have witnessed serious achievements in their relations," Jalali wrote on his Twitter account.

He pointed out that Iran's cooperation as one of the founders of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Russian Federation as one of the members of OPEC Plus and one of the biggest producers of crude oil to strike balance to the global energy market is so important as the global energy turbulence market is still under the influence of waves from unilateralism, sanctions, and coronavirus outbreak.

Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh arrived in Moscow on Sunday night for talks with the Russian officials.

He is scheduled to meet with high-ranking Russian officials and discuss the latest developments of energy supply and prospects of global market.

He was welcomed by several Russian officials and Iranian ambassador to Moscow.

Zangeneh is slated to hold talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov during his stay in Moscow.

Russia, as a member of OPEC Plus, has an important share in the oil market, and therefore good relations between the two countries can be effective to help Iran benefit from the global oil market.