The meeting between Putin and Rouhani, who have grown closer through their mutual support of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, mostly focused on flourishing economic ties in the fields of energy and industry.
Putin said in televised comments after the meeting that trade between the countries had “grown more than 70 percent” last year.
“This is truly a good result considering that it was achieved in unstable global conditions and amid persistent volatility on the commodity and currency markets,” Putin added, according to AFP.
A joint statement published by the Kremlin said that “special attention” had been paid to cooperation in energy, with both sides pledging to continue efforts to stabilize the international market.
The main transaction between the two countries was the sale of the advanced S-300 air defense system.
In addition, Russia is to build nine of Iran’s 20 proposed nuclear reactors.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has visited Russia several times recently, in an attempt to coordinate the IDF’s activities in the region with Putin. Israel and Russia in 2015 formed a joint mechanism to coordinate military operations in Syria, and in particular concerning the use of Syrian airspace.
While Putin and Rouhani discussed the situation in Syria, it is unknown whether Putin brought up Israel’s concerns at the meeting.