Monday, July 07, 2008

Putin, Ahmadinejad discuss military-technical and energy cooperation

07.07.2008, 18.19

MOSCOW, July 7 (Itar-Tass) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday.
“In the course of the conversation, Putin and Ahmadinejad discussed various aspects of trade and economic interaction between the two countries as well as energy cooperation, including atomic energy,” the government press service said.
“In this context, both sides emphasised the need for timely construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant,” it said.
“Among other topics, Putin and Ahmadinejad also discussed issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and military-technical cooperation,” the press service said.
The official news agency IRNA reports from Kuala Lumpur, where the Iranian president is currently on a visit, Ahmadinejad called for the development of bilateral relations and expressed hope for a bright future of Russian-Iranian ties.
According to Ahmadinejad, relations between the two countries are developing owing to the will of their leaderships, and all of the agreements reached earlier are being implemented.
Putin said Russia attached great significance to relations with Iran.

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