Rouhani Invited to Commemorate Genocide Centennial in Yerevan

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian (left) meeting with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani in Tehran

TEHRAN—Armenia’s Prime Minister Hovik Abrhamian had a meeting with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani on Monday in Tehran, where he presented Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian’s invitation to President Rouhani to join him in commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan in April 2015.

“We appreciate the close, good-neighborly relations with Iran rooted in the basis of centuries-old friendship between our peoples. Armenian-Iranian relations are on a high level and continue to develop in an atmosphere of mutual understanding,” Abrahamian said during the meeting.

President Rouhani noted, in turn that the Armenian prime Minister’s visit would contribute to the further deepening of friendly relations in different spheres. He said “Iran is willing to support the initiatives of the Armenian side and the implementation of joint programs.”

Abrahamian noted that Armenia’s membership in the Eurasian Economic Union provides an opportunity to assume the role of a bridge between the members of the Eurasian Economic Union and foreign trading partners. He added that favorable conditions have been created in Armenia for making investments.

The Iranian President also hailed the role of the Iranian-Armenian community in the development of the country.

The parties referred to the Karabakh conflict and other regional issues. Abrahamian noted that Armenia is committed to the settlement of the Karabakh issue exceptionally in a peaceful way within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group. The parties emphasized the importance of resolution of regional conflicts and stressed the need to ensure peace and stability in the region.


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  1. GB said:

    If President Rouhani attend in commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan, that will be a huge political victory against Pan-Turkism dream, led by Turkey in South Caucasus!

  2. Alex Postallian said:

    For years Iran was called the bad guy,it should have been jerky turkey….

  3. mgl said:

    Echo that GB. Also, it will be a wise political and historical move by Iran as well!

  4. Satenik said:

    I hope that president Rouhani accepts the invitation and attends the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

  5. GeorgeMardig said:

    Rouhani’s visit will be one of the bigest diplomacy achievements of the Armenian government, and a big step in the Muslim world.