In a meeting with Russian Consul General in Rasht Konstantin Alekseev on Wednesday, he stressed the need for bolstering bilateral relations, noting that the consul general plays a key role in developing trade and economic ties.

“We need to boost bilateral ties between Iran and Russia and Iran is very good friend to Russia and has proved it on several occasions,” he said.

Alekseev, for his part, appreciated Mazandaran governor general’s attention to bilateral relations, saying, “I am determined to enhance ties between Mazandaran and Russia.”

Noting that Russia serves as a big market for the products of Mazandaran, he said that the province excels in economy.

The Russian diplomat also called on the Mazandaran governor general to take part in a Forum on promotion of investment slated to be held in Russia.