They also ordered relevant authorities to work to ease the visa regime for all Iranian and Russian nationals willing to visit the two countries.
The two presidents also issued a joint statement, outlining a roadmap for the future status of their bilateral relations and cooperation on the regional and international stage, Press TV reported.
Dubbed “Moving forward to Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation”, the statement says the countries signed memoranda of understanding concerning such areas as nuclear energy, oil exploration and production, electricity, rail transport and urban development.
Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, told Sputnik that the visa agreement may significantly surge the tourist flows between the two countries, just like it happened when a similar deal was signed between Russia and China. The flow of Iranian tourists to Russia increased by 50-70 percent following the operation of direct flights that connects Iran to St. Petersburg, Moscow and Sochi, she said.
During the fifth session of the commission on consular cooperation between Russia and Iran last November the two countries came to an agreement to waive visas for tourist groups of 5 to 50 people for up to 15 days.