TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and the visiting Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in a meeting in Tehran discussed bilateral and regional issues.
During the meeting on Monday, Larijani reiterated Tehran’s support for self-determination of the Syrian people and a diplomatic solution to the country’s crisis.
Political solution, using the means of dialogue and negotiation, as well as determination of Syria’s destiny by its own people have always been supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran, Larijani stated.
Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. The UN says more than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the unrest in 2011. More than 2.2 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries while an estimated 4.25 million have been displaced internally.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Larijani also touched upon Iran-Armenia good relations and called for closer cooperation between the two countries.
He emphasized that the exchange of views between political figures of the two countries to pursue common interests on regional and international issues will certainly promote Tehran-Yerevan ties.
Nalbandian, for his part, attached great significance to exchange of visits by both countries’ senior officials, and said the visits will promote the relations in all spheres.
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