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Putin, Raisi look to boost trade, regional cooperation in Moscow talks

Ebrahim Raisi's trip to Moscow is unlikely to further elevate relations between the two countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R) during their meeting in Moscow on Jan. 19, 2022.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived today in Moscow where he held talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

"We want our relations with Russia to be strong and comprehensive. These relations will not be short term or positional, but permanent and strategic," the Iranian president said. In addition, he thanked his Russian counterpart "for facilitating Tehran's entry into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization."

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