President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani (retranslated): Mr President, welcome to the Islamic Republic of Iran. We are very glad to welcome you here, in Tehran.
Apart from our commitment to developing bilateral relations, we have also reached a new stage in the development of international relations between Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan.
Over the last four years we have been stepping up the relations between our countries. The fact that this is the second time we meet in Tehran in the last two years further emphasises the positive momentum in the bilateral relations between Russia and Iran.
It is highly satisfying that apart from developing our bilateral relations, our countries play an important role in promoting peace and stability in the region. By developing our relations we were able to defeat one of the most dangerous terrorist groups.
Trilateral cooperation between Russia, Iran and Turkey is indicative of efforts to restore peace and stability in Syria.
The Iranian government is committed to further strengthening relations with Russia, our important neighbour and friend, and advancing cooperation on peace and security matters.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, on my behalf, I would like to thank you for organising today’s visit.
We have the opportunity to meet in bilateral and trilateral settings.