ArmInfo. Minister of Communications and Information Technologies of Iran Mahmoud Vaezi and the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Vache Gabrielyan during the meeting in the fields of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum discussed the expansion of bilateral cooperation.
"The relations between Tehran and Yerevan are being expanded, and we hope for further cooperation, "Vaezi said, IRNA reports. Pointing out that after the collapse of USSR and Armenian independence in 1991, good relations were established between the two countries, Vaezi stated that during the recent visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Armenia in December 2016, good agreements were reached and the IRI goes for the implementation of these deals.
Expressing hope on upcoming visit of Armenian Prime Minister to Tehran, Vaezi said that both parties can cooperate in energy sphere, gas and transport.
Iranian Minister also stated the increase of trade turnover between Iran and Armenia during the recent years, and expressed readiness to develop cooperation in informative-communicative technologies' sphere with Armenia and Iraq.
Vaezi also stressed the importance of normalization of bank relations aimed at expending the relations.
In his turn, Gabriyelyan also considered Rouhani's visit to Yerevan important and stressed the importance of further extension of bilateral relations. He also said that three-sided agreement between Iran, Iraq and Armenia is a strategic one.
According to Garbriyelyan, bilateral agreement in the sphere of energy between Iran and Armenia and joining of electric line of two countries to Georgia is one of the fields of many sided relations.
The meeting agenda also included Yerevan efforts to sign final economic agreement with EEU market, Armenian Prime Minister's visit to Tehran, activities in the sphere of North-South corridor and the accession of the railways of the two countries.
To note, in St. Petersburg is being held 21st International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2017). Its main topic is the search for a new balance in the global economy. The delegation of Armenia also participates the forum.