Armenian PM: Yerevan prioritizes expansion of ties with Tehran

Moscow, Feb 12, IRNA – Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian called for the further expansion of ties between Armenia and Iran.

The Armenian prime minister pointed to the importance of relations with Iran, and said, ˈExpansion of ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran is prioritized in Armeniaˈs foreign policy.ˈ

Sarkisian made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Raeesi in Yerevan on Wednesday.

The two sides discussed issues related to economic and commercial cooperation, construction of Iran-Armenia third transmission line of high-voltage electricity.

Iranian and Armenian officials also held talks about Aras hydroelectric power plant, Iran-Armenia railway project and construction of oil pipeline.

ˈImplementation of these programs is a priority of the Armenian government and Yerevan is doing its best to implement them,ˈ Sarkisian said.

The Armenian prime minister recalled that the 12th meeting of Iran-Armenia Governmental Cooperation Commission will be held in Tehran in 2014.

Sarkisian expressed the hope that holding the meeting will provide an opportunity for expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries.

The Iranian ambassador, for his part, said that Iran deems as important relations with Armenia and it makes efforts for its expansion.

Raeesi said that expansion of cooperation with Armenia in different areas is priority of Iranˈs foreign policy, adding that broadening of bilateral ties, especially in the fields of energy and transportation are of special importance.

The relations between Iran and Armenia have witnessed an upward trend in recent years and the two countries cooperate with each other in different fields.

Iran and Armenia have implemented several joint projects, including gas pipeline in recent years.



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