Iranian, Armenian Foreign Ministers Meet in New York

Armenian and Iranian foreign ministers Edward Nalbandian (left) and Mohammad Javad Zarif

NEW YORK—The Armenian and Iranian Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian and Mohammad Javad Zarif met in New York on Friday on the sidelines of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.

The two ministers hailed the high-level, mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, mentioning that the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan recently attended the inauguration ceremony of his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

During the meeting reference was made to the cooperation between the parliaments of Armenia and Iran and the activities of the inter-parliamentary friendship groups.

The two parties exchanged perspectives on cooperation in trade, energy, and transport.

The foreign ministers discussed efforts towards the settlement of the Syria crisis and negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programs.

The process of settlement of the Karabakh war was also discussed. In this context, Iran’s Foreign Minister reiterated his support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.

Edward Nalbandian concluded the talks with an invitation to his Iranian counterpart to Armenia.

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