MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian and Iranian foreign minsters agreed to further enhance bilateral cooperation to secure stability and security in the Middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif met on the sidelines of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) in Munich on Thursday.
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"[The top diplomats] confirmed mutual intention to further strengthen the Russian-Iranian cooperation in the interests of ensuring stability and security in the Middle East," the ministry statement reads.
The ISSG meeting was held ahead of this year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC) focusing on conflict prevention. The three-day MSC is set to begin on Friday.