Saturday, June 3 2017 14:23
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Armenia and Iran stress the need on further expansion of cooperation

Armenia and Iran stress the need on further expansion of cooperation

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.


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