Iran, Armenia determined to enhance ties

Iran and Armenia have underscored their determination to further strengthen bilateral relations, particularly in the parliamentary sphere.

On Sunday, Iranian Ambassador to Yerevan Mohammad Raeisi met with newly-elected Armenian Parliament Speaker Galust Sahakian to discuss Tehran-Yerevan ties as well as issues of mutual interest.

During the meeting, Raeisi highlighted the importance of closer mutual cooperation between Iran and Armenia, saying the officials of both countries see no obstacles in the way of boosting bilateral ties.The Iranian official expressed confidence that the upcoming visit by Sahakian to Iran would help further promote bilateral and parliamentary relations.

Sahakian, for his part, said Tehran and Yerevan enjoy high-level ties, adding that mutual trust can increase bilateral cooperation.

He highlighted the significance of joint economic projects between Iran and Armenia, saying the implementation of these projects would raise the level of mutual economic ties.

The Armenian parliament speaker expressed hope that he would meet his Iranian counterpart in the near future.

Iran and Armenia have taken major strides toward promoting their bilateral relations over the recent years, particularly in the economic sector.

According to Iran’s commercial attaché in Armenia Hamaiak Avadis Yanes, the trade turnover between the two neighboring countries totaled USD 293 million in 2013.

By Press TV


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