Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, who is on an official visit to Iran, had a meeting with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani.
Armenia’s premier noted that his official visit to Iran will give new impetus to Armenian-Iranian economic relations, with new investments.
“Armenia highly appreciates close and good neighborly relations with Iran, which are anchored in centuries-old friendship between our peoples. Armenian-Iranian relations are at a high level and continue developing in an atmosphere of mutual confidence. Most of the bilateral agreements are being implemented, which is evidence of the two nations’ determination to deepen bilateral friendship and business contacts,” Mr Abrahamyan said.
For his part, President Hassan Rouhani welcomed the Armenian premier’s visit. Iran is willing to support Armenia’s initiatives and implementation of joint programs.
He sides highlighted the need to expand energy, agricultural and cultural cooperation.
Mr Abrahamyan noted that Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union afford an opportunity to act as a bridge between the Eurasian Economic Union member-states and foreign business communities. Armenia has favorable conditions for investments.
The sides also discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and other regional problems. Armenia’s premier noted that Armenia is committed to a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the OSCE Minsk Group.
The two highlighted peaceful settlement of conflict and establishment of regional peace and stability.