MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia and Iran need intellectual centers of scientific thought to match currently existing political thought centers, he added, noting that these must be more active in planning the direction of regional cooperation between the two countries.
"Bilateral relations between Russia and Iran are developing in multiple directions. And today, the scientific and philosophical basis for Russian-Iranian relations must be developed for more successful cooperation in the areas of economy, politics, security and regional cooperation. This can be a good supporting pillar for our relations," Sanaei said at an international conference at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Monday's interfaith conference, dedicated to the ideas of Iran's Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, took place just days after the 27th anniversary of his death.