The State Duma ratified on Wednesday the treaty on the basics of relationships and principles of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which the two countries' presidents signed in Moscow on March 12, 2001. The treaty is a framework bilateral agreement which defines the basic avenues of Russo-Iranian relations for a long-term prospect. The Duma International Committee believes that this treaty's ratification corresponds to the current level of bilateral relations and establishes a solid legal fundament for their further development. The committee points out that the treaty's implementation will promote boosting Russo-Iranian ties in political, trade and economic, scientific, cultural and other spheres along with fighting against international terrorism.
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