Armenian FM, Iran’s President discuss bilateral relations
On the invitation of Iran’s FM Ali Akbar Salehi, Armenian Foreign
Affairs Minister Edward Nalbandian arrived in Tehran Sunday on an
official visit. And he was received by the Iranian President Mahmoud
Nalbandian conveyed to Ahmadinejad Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s
message, and the Iranian leader asked Armenia’s FM to extend his warm
greetings and well wishes to Sargsyan and the people of Armenia, MFA
informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Afterward they discussed the implementation of Armenian-Iranian joint
economic programs, and Iran’s President stressed the importance of
In Tehran, Edward Nalbandian also held talks with his Iranian
counterpart, Ali Akbar Salehi. They examined the avenues for further
improving the friendly ties between both countries, and the activities
of the Armenian-Iranian Intergovernmental Commission. They reflected
on bilateral cooperation, and exchanged views on expanding the legal
Salehi gave details on the latest developments with respect to Iran’s
nuclear program, and Nalbandian expressed a satisfaction that a
positive trend was recorded during the last meeting in this regard.
In his turn, Armenia’s FM briefed his Iranian colleague on the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement talks.
They agreed to hold their next meeting in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan.
Then they held a joint news conference.
Also, Iran’s FM organized an official dinner in honor of his Armenian
In Tehran, Armenia’s FM was also hosted at the Iranian parliament,
where he met with the Speaker, Ali Larijani. Nalbandian underscored
the effective cooperation between the legislative bodies of Armenia
and Iran in strengthening bilateral relations.
FM Edward also met with Saeed Jalili, secretary of Iran’s Supreme
National Security Council and the country’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator.
The interlocutors reflected on bilateral ties and collaboration
between the Armenian and Iranian national security councils.
Jalili gave details on the latest developments concerning Iran’s
nuclear program, and Iran’s expectations from the relative talks.
In his turn, Nalbandian spoke about the Karabakh peace talks.
On the evening of the same day, Edward Nalbandian met with Primate of
the Tehran Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the heads of
Iran’s Armenian community organizations.