Iranian Ambassador to Russia answers questions of Dagestan journalists
Makhachkala, October 10, 2016. Having shared his impressions about visit to the republic with Dagestani journalists, Mehdi Sanai noted that Dagestan, being intermediate member in the bilateral relations, played the most important role in the development of the Russian-Iranian relations. The economic, trade, cultural and scientific relations are beneficial to the economies of both countries, which have much in common in the historical and cultural development. It should be noted that these relationships are reviving, transforming into a new trend, which has a positive impact on both countries.
Mr. Mehdi Sanai also noted that he was very impressed by the Naryn-Kala citadel, the Djuma Mosque and other historical monuments of the ancient Derbent.
“All these architectural monuments testify that we have many common traditions in the history, culture and economy. We need to work even more actively in the all spheres of life, to enhance mutual understanding between our peoples. If we use all possibilities for this, it will help us to better interact in all sectors of the economy. Therefore, the great importance to the bilateral relations have not only a land-based lines, but also sea routes. The geographical proximity of our countries contributes to the development of our relations; many cities are located on the coast of the Caspian Sea. In this regard, we have planned a visit to Makhachkala port, as well as to organize meetings Russian and Iranian businessmen in the capital of Dagestan. We hope they will help to make better using the economic potential of Makhachkala sea port, to upgrade it, to establish new investment projects, and then we can talk about concrete results of our work together.”- Mehdi Sanai said.
Besides, Mehdi Sanai reminded Dagestani reporters that in the past, Iran and Russia participated in the traditional "Silk Road" for many years that testified about the long-standing and good traditions established between the two countries.
Recall, the Head of Dagestan Ramazan Abdulatipov initiated the invitation of the Iranian Ambassador to Dagestan. Mehdi Sanai expressed hope that his visit to Dagestan would make a significant contribution to the development of bilateral relations between two countries.