Iran, Armenia Call for Expansion of Mutual Ties

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Iran, Armenia Call for Expansion of Mutual Ties

Jun 24, 2004, 04:32

Head of Armenian presidential office Artash Tumanyan and his entourage
conferred here Tuesday with Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi on issues
of mutual interest, IRNA reported.

According to the Information and Press Bureau of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Armenian minister of energy along with the country’s
deputy minister of transportation and telecommunication were also
present in the meeting. At the meeting, the two sides reviewed
expansion of economic and commercial cooperation. Describing the
current level of political relations as satisfactory, Kharrazi voiced
satisfaction over the outcome of Iran-Armenia Economic Commission
meeting and hoped to witness further expansion of economic and
commercial cooperation to a desirable level.

Calling the two sides relations as very significant, he expressed the
hope that both sides would take more firm steps to broaden economic
cooperation. He said the two sides’ economic cooperation would help
restore regional security. The Armenian envoy, for his part, described
bilateral economic activities as `fruitful’ and said the already
reached agreements between the sides would have positive impacts on
mutual relations.

Implementing macro-economic plans will have positive results on ties
between the two countries as well as those in the region through the
restoration of security and stability in the region, he said adding
that the countries in the region through a sincere cooperation can
prevent the interference of foreigners and their influence on regional
developments. The Islamic Republic of Iran is a stabilizing force in
the region, he noted. North-Corridor is a strategic project in which
Iran plays a very significant role, he concluded.