(MENAFN) In a recent interview with IRNA, Kazem Jalali, Tehran's Ambassador to Moscow, expressed his belief that Iran stands to benefit greatly from strengthening its ties with Russia, despite the media attention surrounding the topic. He emphasized that Iran possesses significant potential for cooperation with Russia, considering its status as the world's ninth-largest economy.
Jalali pointed out that the Russian market, with imports amounting to approximately $300 billion annually, presents a substantial opportunity for Iran to secure a share by expanding its exports to Russia. He emphasized Iran's keen interest in fostering stronger relations with Russia, dismissing the current media frenzy and highlighting the mutual benefits that would arise from enhancing ties between the two nations.
The ambassador further emphasized the importance of establishing positive cultural connections between Iran and Russia. By cultivating stability in bilateral relations and promoting economic cooperation, both countries can mutually thrive. Jalali stressed the need for a concerted effort to strengthen cultural bonds, which will contribute to the overall improvement of the Iran-Russia relationship.
In summary, according to Ambassador Kazem Jalali, Iran views the bolstering of its relations with Russia as highly advantageous. By capitalizing on the vast Russian market and nurturing cultural ties, Iran aims to reap the benefits of enhanced economic cooperation, ultimately ensuring mutual prosperity and stability between the two nations.
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