Relations btw Armenia, Iran at high point, say officials
By Tigran Liloyan
ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 13, 2004 Thursday
YEREVAN, May 13 — Armenia’s President Robert Kocharian and Iran’s
visiting Oil and Gas Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Thursday
political relations between the two countries were at a high point.
Zanganeh arrived here to sign an agreement on building a gas pipeline
from his country to Armenia.
They stressed the significance of increasing Armenian-Iranian ties
for the situation in the entire region.
“Cooperation in the energy sector is a thrust force that can stimulate
relations in other sectors,” Kocharian said.
“Its deepening has a profound meaning for Armenia, since we’re
interested in a successful completion of the pipeline project,”
The pipeline will help double the volume of Armenian-Iranian trade and
is destined to play a crucial role in a broader regional cooperation,
Kocharian and Zanganeh said.