TEHRAN - Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday night. "The real power of a country depends on the dignity and internal power of that nation and the history is a lesson in this regard," Leader told Putin who was in Tehran for the Caspian Sea summit.
The Leader said the Iranian nation have a "good and clear image of the Russian people and this is because of the resistances that the Russian nation have shown toward the enemies in different times," the Leader noted.
For his part, the Russian president said he was happy for visiting Tehran.
"The Tehran-Moscow ties will expand without any limitation and we hope that this visit will open a new chapter in the two countries' relations," Putin stated.
Referring to his talks with President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on energy, transportation, and aerospace cooperation between the two countries, the Russian leader added, "The interest of Russian nation lies in a powerful and influential Iran in international scene and we have no doubt we will move in this direction."
The presidents of five Caspian Sea littoral states met in Tehran on Tuesday and issued a final declaration at the end of their meeting.
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