Tehran, Yerevan Promoting Wide-Ranging Relations

Tehran, Yerevan Promoting Wide-Ranging RelationsTehran, Yerevan Promoting Wide-Ranging Relations

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran and Yerevan intend to increase economic collaboration and strengthen bonds of friendship.

Rouhani made the statement in a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Tehran on Tuesday, reported.

Expressing satisfaction with the harmonious course of political relations between the two countries, Rouhani said the two governments will work harder to exploit their untapped potentials for closer economic cooperation.

“The Iranian government sees no boundaries for expansion of relations with neighboring countries, particularly Armenia,” he said, adding that energy, transit and industrial fields can be appropriate sectors for developing greater cooperation.

Rouhani stressed the need for promoting peace in the chaotic region, saying Tehran and Yerevan can work to ease the “worrying” situation in Syria, Yemen and Iraq.

“War and escalating regional tensions are to nobody’s interest and all regional governments must work toward lasting peace and calm,” he said.

Karapetyan invited Iranian businesses to invest more in the Caucasian country’s economic free zones.

The prime minister lauded Iran’s policy of promoting friendship in the international arena.

“Iran’s balanced positions on regional issues are helpful to peace and stability in the region,” he said.

On Monday, Karapetyan and Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri co-chaired a meeting between the two sides’ economic delegations, where three memorandums of understanding were signed in cultural, technological and veterinary fields.

The Armenian premier also sat down for talks with Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Monday.

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