YEREVAN—Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian received Thursday the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Rahimpour, who has arrived in Armenia to participate in inter-agency consultations.
Nalbandian noted that Armenia and Iran are connected by close, mutually beneficial relations, evidenced by high-level inter-state dialogue and active cooperation in different spheres.
Rahimpour conveyed the greetings of the Iranian Foreign Minister and said “Iran attaches importance to the reinforcement of friendly relations and expansion of cooperation with Armenia.”
The interlocutors referred to a number of issues on bilateral agenda, stressed the importance of cooperation in inter-parliamentary format and discussed the steps being taken towards the development of economic cooperation between the two countries. In this context the parties discussed the implementation of joint transport and energy projects.
Nalbandian and Rahimpour exchanged views on a number of urgent international and regional issues.
Rahimpour briefed Nalbandian on the latest developments in the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programs, while Nalbandian updated his guest on the efforts towards the peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict.