Putin eager to talk trade with leaders of Iran, Azerbaijan

by Linda Olson August 9, 2016, 0:49

The Kremlin also says the summit will focus on the transport corridor, particularly construction of a railroad between Iran and Azerbaijan.

Construction of the Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railway to connect Russian Federation to Azerbaijan and Iran will be the main subject of the summit.

"We actively cooperate on worldwide platforms".

"All this creates new preconditions for the development of our relations", he added.

Rouhani said in turn that he is glad to talk with the Russian leader. "We will never forget the positive role that Russian Federation played in achieving an agreement on (Tehran's) nuclear program and will never forget your personal role in the implementation of this agreement", the Iranian president stressed.

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"The meeting in St. Petersburg in June was primarily dedicated to this issue and I express my gratitude to you for your personal active participation in this process", added President Aliyev.

After signing the Declaration President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed to hold the next summit with heads of the three states in Iran, and thanked him for the proposal. A new format of cooperation is implementing among the three countries. "Important issues of the regional cooperation will be discussed today".

President Aliyev once again welcomed his Russian counterpart.

"[Nagorno-Karabagh] is indeed one of the problems that we have inherited from the Soviet past", said Putin during the press conference, calling the conflict "a sensitive issue" for both Azerbaijan and Armenia. "The Azerbaijani side wishes to take part in the financing of this project", Aliyev said.

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