MUNICH – Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan met Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry said the ministers praised the positive dynamics of relations based on historical ties and understanding between the two peoples and expressed their willingness to promote Armenian-Iranian cooperation in the areas of security, trade and economy, energy, transport, tourism and more amplify culture to a qualitatively new level.
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Iran stressed the need to conclude and sign the agreement on the establishment of the international transport corridor “Persian Gulf – Black Sea” and in this regard stressed the importance of joint efforts to organize the 6th meeting of experts.
Ararat Mirzoyan and Hossein Amir Abdollahian touched on a wide range of issues of regional and international security and stability.
Minister Mirzoyan presented to his counterpart the situation arising from the Azerbaijani aggression against Nagorno-Karabakh and its people, as well as from the infiltration of Azerbaijani forces into the sovereign territory of Armenia.
He highly appreciates Iran‘s position on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Armenia’s borders. The need for a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under the mandate of the Co-Chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group was also stressed.
Armenia’s participation in the Persian Gulf-Black Sea International Transport Corridor in addition to the North-South Transport Corridor will allow it to diversify cargo transport routes, use ports in Iran and become a major transit hub.
This international initiative, advanced and promoted by Iran, also includes Georgia, Bulgaria and Greece. India has also expressed an interest in participating in the project.