Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh voiced satisfaction in the progressive trend of Tehran-Moscow cooperation in various economic, trade and banking sectors, and hoped that Iran and Russia would witness further expansion of cooperation after the implementation of the recently signed memoranda of understanding (MoU).
"I had good negotiations with the Russian Energy Minister as head of Iran-Russia Joint Cooperation Commission" said Zanganeh after a meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow.
"The Iranian and Russian presidents have laid emphasis on expansion of economic cooperation between Iran and Russia as an important strategy," the Iranian minister added.
He underscored the significance of a banking MoU between Iran and Russia which, as the minister stressed, was an important document and called for its rapid implementation.
In the past years, Iran and Russia have vast cooperation in different fields, specially in political and economic spheres.
The two states also enjoy special positions on the international scene and have long had constant and regular consultations on key regional and global issues.