Putin congratulated Rowhani on his reelection as President of Iran

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani. Archival photoPutin congratulated Rowhani on his reelection as President of Iran© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani discussed by telephone the situation in Syria, stressed the importance of joint efforts on conflict settlement, said on Saturday the press service of the Kremlin.

«When discussing the situation in Syria and stressed the importance of increasing joint efforts to promote political and diplomatic settlement of the conflict in this country, in particular in the framework of the Astana process and through the implementation of the Memorandum on the establishment of a de — escalation,» the statement reads.

The Russian leader during a telephone conversation congratulated Rouhani on his reelection as the head of state and wished him success in his activities.

«The two leaders agreed to continue contacts in bilateral and multilateral formats», — stated in the message.

In addition, during a telephone conversation, both sides confirmed the solid commitment to the deepening of multifaceted bilateral cooperation in line with agreements reached during the visit of Rouhani in Russia on March 27-28.

«Special attention is paid to the issues of trade-economic cooperation, including implementation of major joint projects in the oil and gas sector and in the field of peaceful nuclear energy,» reads the release.