Dmitry Medvedev: Mr President,
This is our first meeting. We will have the chance to discuss a wide range of issues. We will discuss the bilateral relations between Russia and Islamic Republic of Iran. We will also talk about international issues: a number of events have taken place in the world recently, and we will discuss the consequences of these events too.
Mahmud Ahmadinejad (retranslated from Russian): In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful, I am very pleased to have this meeting with you.
You quite rightly noted that this is our first meeting. But I believe that we need to make such meetings more and more frequent in the light of recent events.
It is very good that we have this chance here to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional politics and international security issues. There are very important issues in all three of these areas that we need to discuss.