YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian defense minister Mikael Harutunian welcomed today his Iranian counterpart Mustafa Mohamad Najjar. The Iranian defense minister and his entourage arrived here on Tuesday for a three-day visit.
A spokesman for Armenian defense ministry said after a face-to-face meeting the ministers were joined by senior Armenian and Iranian military officials.
He said the two men’stated that the recent meeting of Armenian and Iranian presidents have given a fresh push to promoting and deepening economic and cultural relations between the two countries, and will serve as an impetus for cooperation in the military and military-technical area.
The ministers then exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues, particularly stressing that both countries have cultural similarities and can implement programs in the military and military-technical fields as well.
Speaking about the Karabakh conflict settlement, Major General Mustafa Mohammad Najjar noted that Iran’s position on the issue has not changed: the issue must be solved in a peaceful way.
The ministers also discussed the Armenian-Iranian relations in various spheres, the current state and perspectives for enlarged cooperation.