At Russia’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.
Mr Putin and Mr Rouhani discussed current bilateral matters, in particular implementation of the agreements reached at the meeting between the two presidents in Bishkek on September 13 this year.
The two leaders also exchanged views on the international agenda. They looked in detail at the situation in Syria, confirmed their commitment to peaceful resolution of the conflict and noted the importance of the efforts underway to prepare for the Geneva-II international conference.
Furthermore, with respect to the Iranian nuclear programme, Mr Putin said that a real opportunity has emerged today to resolve this problem that has gone on for many years now. Mr. Rouhani for his part gave a high assessment of Russia’s work in the group of six international mediators.