President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, colleagues, it is a great pleasure to have this chance to meet with you on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Dushanbe.
Everyone knows that we are working steadily and consistently to develop our relations. We have big projects that have already been completed or are in progress.
We have good opportunities for working together and developing cooperation. This concerns political cooperation and also economic ties. I am very happy to have this chance to see you today and discuss the whole range of our relations.
President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (retranslated): Mr President, I am pleased to have this opportunity to take part in the SCO summit and to meet with you and discuss the issues of mutual interest.
The Russian Federation is an important country in the region and the Islamic Republic of Iran places great significance on relations with your country. Our government’s work over these last years shows that whether in our regional policy or regarding the bilateral agenda we are working towards goals that are in the interests of our people and of the region as a whole.
I am very pleased that over this last year we have seen progress in our countries’ economic and political relations and in international policy too. The Islamic Republic of Iran is firmly committed to developing relations with the Russian Federation in all areas.