We are happy to have this opportunity to compare notes on the bilateral and regional agendas on the sidelines of your working visit to Russia to take part in the work of the Valdai Discussion Club. The past year confirmed the mutual interest of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran in enhancing contacts in all areas.
More broadly, I am ready to continue the discussion on the issues of the regional agenda, including the ones we already touched upon today as we took part in the opening of the current session of the Valdai Discussion Club dedicated to the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.
In the current situation which is extremely tense, it is crucial to preserve wide channels of communication, presenting our points of view on multifaceted processes going on in the region which cause concern and certainly require joint efforts to develop generally acceptable solutions.
Once again, welcome!