Iran, Azerbaijan Sign MoUs on Mutual Cooperation

Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic have inked eight memoranda of understanding on mutual cooperation.

The documents were signed in Baku on Wednesday in a ceremony attended by visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Azeri counterpart IlhamAliyev.

The agreements aimed at further promoting relations between Tehran and Baku were signed by top officials of both countries following intense talks between the two presidents.

The eight MoUs depict executive plans for mutual cooperation in the fields of women and family, sports and the youth, cultural exchanges between Iran and Azerbaijan, health and treatment, joint oil exploration projects in the Caspian Sea, enhancement of industrial cooperation, promotion of economic cooperation and joint investment to construct a railway connecting the northern Iranian city of Rasht to northwestern city of Astara.

Earlier, before negotiations were held between the two presidents and the high-ranking delegations from both countries, Rouhani was received by his opposite number in an official welcoming ceremony.

The national anthems of the two countries were played in the ceremony where the two presidents also inspected the guard of honour.

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