Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks while addressing the third online meeting of Iran-Russia Media Cooperation Committee held on Tuesday, iranpress.com reported.
The meeting was hosted by the Press Deputy of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and was held in form of a webinar due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Online speeches have been given by a number of politicians and media managers of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman said at the meeting: "We came together in a situation where the world is changing and the coronavirus have affected various political and economic dimensions of the globe."
Saeed Khatibzadeh, referring to the holding of the meeting in a webinar format, stated, "This meeting today shows the change that coronavirus has made to all phenomena. In this changing world, the axis of the East is an important one in terms of politics and economy, and Tehran and Moscow have an important role at this axis."
He reminded of the conspiracies of the American media and the strategic relations between Tehran and Moscow and added, "Intellectual and media cooperation between Iran and Russia is important to counter the conspiracies of the American media."
The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the fake news had affected the media atmosphere of the two countries, noting that in the field of public diplomacy, the image of the two countries is important for the elites and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to work with Russia to deepen cooperation.
The second meeting of the Iran-Russia Media Cooperation Committee was held on December 9, 2019 in Moscow in the presence of the Iranian ambassador to the Russian Federation, deputy ministers of Culture and Islamic Guidance along with a number of media representatives in both countries.