IRAN, ARMENIA DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT OF MUTUAL COOPERATION
Fars News Agency, Iran
Feb 13 2014
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Armenian officials in a meeting in Yerevan
conferred on ways to consolidate bilateral relations and mutual
cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting was held between Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan
and Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Raeesi in Yerevan on
During the meeting, the Armenian prime minister called for the further
expansion of ties between Armenia and Iran, and said, expansion of
ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran is prioritized in Armenia’s
The two sides also discussed issues related to economic and commercial
cooperation, construction of Iran-Armenia third transmission line of
The Iranian ambassador, for his part, said that Iran deems as important
relations with Armenia and it makes efforts for its expansion.
Raeesi said that expansion of cooperation with Armenia in different
areas is priority of Iran’s foreign policy, adding that broadening of
bilateral ties, specially in the fields of energy and transportation
are of special importance.
In another meeting in November, Iranian Energy Minister Hamid chitchian
and his Armenian counterpart Ara Simonian, in a meeting in Tehran,
called for the further expansion of mutual cooperation between the
two countries, specially in electricity fields.
During the meeting, the Iranian energy minister pointed to the current
status of Iran-Armenia relations, and said, “The two countries enjoy
very close cooperation in the fields of energy and electricity.”
He underlined that the two sides have also agreed to create a joint
venture to run a new power transfer line.
The Armenian energy minister, for his part, said that Armenia supports
the construction of the third line for transfer of high-voltage
electricity and Aras Hydroelectric Power Station.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress