Deputy FM, Armenia Envoy Discuss Relations

Deputy FM, Armenia Envoy Discuss RelationsDeputy FM, Armenia Envoy Discuss Relations

Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and Armenian Ambassador Artashes Tumanyan discussed Tehran-Yerevan relations on Monday.

Pointing to the close relations between the two countries since Armenia's independence in 1991, Sarmadi said the July 14 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers has made it easier to develop bilateral cooperation, IRNA reported.

The senior diplomat stressed that increased exchange of delegations between the two countries could result in improved ties.

Tumanyan, who came to Tehran as new Armenia's ambassador seven months ago, said he will try to ensure the implementation of previous mutual agreements and find new fields of cooperation.

"In view of the nuclear deal, the ground is prepared for better relations," he said. "Many Armenian companies are willing to invest in Iran, and we welcome Iranian companies who want to invest in Armenia."

The envoy added that Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union which enables foreign investors to export their products to other members of the union.

The EEU is an economic union of former Soviet republics led by Russia to guarantee free transit of goods, services, capital and workers among members. Armenia is a gateway to Europe, which is good news for those who want to invest in Armenia, Tumanyan said.