Armenia and Iran want to expand bilateral cooperation – Public Radio of Armenia


The 17th session of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission of the Republic of Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran was held in Yerevan, co-chaired by Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan and Energy Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akbar Mehrabian.

As a result of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed.

“Bilateral relations with friendly Iran, built on mutual respect and trust, are of great importance for the Republic of Armenia, since Iran is not only a neighboring country, but also an important trading partner, a reliable and trustworthy partner for us. We must make joint efforts to fully realize the great potential of the relationship between the two countries. It is obvious that the expansion of bilateral cooperation will have a positive impact on the friendly peoples of Armenia and Iran,” said Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan in his opening speech.

He stressed that the governments of both countries show the necessary political will and consistency to develop interstate relations in various fields.

“Given Iran’s interest in integration into the Eurasian Economic Union, Armenia constantly strives to promote this process and become a gateway to the EAEU market for friendly Iran. We reiterate our readiness to ensure active cooperation with Iran in this direction,” added the Deputy Prime Minister.

Regarding bilateral cooperation, he highlighted the mutual agreements in the field of energy and transport, in particular the extension of the gas-to-electricity contract, the implementation of the north-south quadrilateral energy link and the Persian Gulf-Black Sea international transport corridor. He pointed out that in connection with the development of regional transport links, the establishment of the railway connection between the Republic of Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the most important items on the agenda.

Mher Grigoryan stressed that as a result of the work of expert groups, further guidelines for cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas were developed. He stressed the bilateral readiness to develop cooperation in the areas of trade, industry, health, education, culture, tourism, agriculture and high technologies.


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