Speaking to Mehr news agency, Araqi said that besides the joint workgroup, Iran and Russia have agreed on three major contracts in gas.
He explained that the three agreements concern construction and operation of gas projects, education, and international activities.
"Gazprom had previously expressed readiness to take part in a number of Iran’s gas projects,” he said, adding "The joint workgroup that has been formed by the two countries is investigating the ways of cooperation between Iran and Russia.”
The joint work concerns merely education and implementation of projects, he said and asserted that no agreement has been made for the two countries to attend global markets in as synchronized partners.
He also pointed out that Iran has made great advancement in CNG technology and experience and said that it is likely that the country would exports its knowhow on CNG to Russia "Since compared to Iran, Russians have not made much progress.”
Araqi then said that Iran is ready to cooperate with Russia on new natural gas reservation plans.
"Right now a large number of areas exist in which Iran and Russia could cooperate on gas. It is expected that in the future more gas contracts are made between the countries,” he asserted.