IRNA – Armenian Ambassador to Iran Artashes Tumanyan said on Monday that his country is interested to import more gas from Iran.
Addressing a meeting themed ‘Iran-Armenia Ties, Opportunities and Challenges’, he added that recent political development in Yerevan have had no impact on the country’s foreign policy.
He also voiced his country’s readiness for increasing exports of electricity to Iran, hoping that the two countries’ exchanges would rise in near future.
As to Washington’s pressure on Yerevan to reduce relations with Iran, he said, “The US has talked with Armenia about Tehran-Yerevan ties, as they have understood that Tehran relations are of high significance for us.”
Meanwhile, Chairman of Iran-Armenia Friendship Society Mohammad Reza Damavandi complained that despite high historic and political relations in the cultural and media fields, the two countries have failed to widen their relations to desirable levels.
While Tehran and Yerevan have set a target of one billion dollars, they have had only 200 to 250 million dollars in trade exchanges, he said.