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Iran’s president-elect holds phone talks with Erdogan, Putin

The combo photo shows Iran's President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian (R) and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Iranian President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian has received separate phone calls from the presidents of Turkey and Russia.

In his phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Iranian president-elect highlighted the significance of ties with Russia and pledged to further expand mutual relations.

Pezeshkian said the new administration will pursue and implement the agreements signed with Russia under the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi.

He added that it is important for Tehran and Moscow to strengthen cooperation in regional and international organizations and treaties, including the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the BRICS group of emerging economies and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Pezeshkian noted that documents related to Iran-Russia comprehensive cooperation agreement have been finalized and are ready to be signed soon.

The Russian president, for his part, congratulated Pezeshkian on being elected Iranian president and wished him every success in his work, the Kremlin press service said after the phone call.

Both sides agreed to establish "personal contact" this year.

They hailed high-level mutual relations based on good neighborliness and reiterated their readiness to strengthen cooperation in different sectors.

Pezeshkian emerged victorious in the second round of the presidential vote on July 5. He garnered more than 16 million votes against ex-nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili, who secured upwards of 13 million out of over 30 million votes cast, with the voter turnout standing at almost 50 percent.

Turkey to promote ties with Iran 

In the phone conversation on Monday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Iran have maintained deep-rooted relations.

The combo photo shows Iran's President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian (R) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

He added that the two countries will further promote ties in various fields during Pezeshkian's tenure.

The Turkish leader congratulated Pezeshkian over his election as the new president of Iran and wished him success.

Erdogan and Pezeshkian discussed mutual relations and regional and international developments.

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