Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov's consultations with Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Jaberi Ansari
On August 1, the Foreign Ministry hosted a regular round of Russian-Iranian consultations on Middle East issues with the participation of Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Jaberi Ansari.
During the comprehensive exchange of opinions, held in the traditionally friendly and trustful atmosphere, the focus of attention was on the tasks of peacefully settling the conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Emphasis was placed on the political settlement of the Syrian crisis in the context of the corresponding efforts as part of the Astana and Geneva processes, as well as on issues of the resolute fight against the terrorism threat. Also, the two officials discussed in detail the prospects of solving the Palestinian issue and the developments in Iraq, Yemen and Libya. Following the consultations, the parties reaffirmed their mutual commitment to continuing the active dialogue between the two foreign ministries on pressing regional issues that are of interest to both Moscow and Tehran.