Iran’s presence in region of great importance – Armenian foreign minister
Public Television of Armenia, Yerevan
14 May 04
Since the first days of its independence, Armenia has attached great
importance to Iran’s presence in the region, which plays a balancing
role, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan said during a meeting
with Iranian Oil Minister Bizhan Namdar-Zangeneh in Yerevan.
The Iranian official, who signed an agreement on the construction of
the Iran-Armenian gas pipeline yesterday, noted that this will be a
symbol of strengthening friendship between the countries of the region.
Minister Oskanyan received the Iranian oil minister three hours after
his return from Strasbourg.