• Wed / 27 February 2019 / 15:03
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97120804446
  • Journalist : 71477

Iran always willing to cement ties with neighbours, esp. Armenia

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Tehran (ISNA) - President of the Islamic Republic of Iran referred to the amicable, historical ties between Iran and Armenia, and stressed that the potentials should be tapped for further development of relations between the two countries.

Speaking on Wednesday at the meeting of high-ranking delegations of Iran and Armenia, Dr. Hassan Rouhani said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is always willing to develop its relations and cooperation with its neighbouring countries, particularly Armenia”.

He also described the developments in Armenia peaceful and democratic, adding, “This visit will further cement political, economic, and cultural relations between the two nations”.

The two countries have enough motivation and will to deepen relations, said Rouhani, adding, “We should try to promote the level of relations between the two countries to a desirable point”.

“Iran and Armenia can increase their energy cooperation, including gas and electricity both bilaterally and with other countries in the region, as well as building refineries in Armenia by Iran,” he said.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also said, “There are good potentials and opportunities in both countries for development of relations, including in agriculture, animal husbandry and industry, which should be tapped”.

He also stressed development of banking relations, saying, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to deepen ties with Armenia in different fields, such as medicine, health, health tourism, industry and mines, ICT products export, new technologies, transportation, goods transit, scientific and tourism, and environmental cooperation”.

At the same meeting, the Prime Minister of Armenia appreciated Iran’s warm welcoming and said, “Iran is Armenia’s good friend and neighbour”.

“We are willing to develop relations with Iran in all fields, including economy, culture, agriculture, transportation, communications and tourism,” he said.

Nikol Pashinyan said, “Developing Eurasian cooperation with Iran and approving preferential trade agreement will be a great development of the region”.

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