Armenian, Iranian FMs discuss bilateral relations, Karabakh issue

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced Tehran’s preparedness to play a stronger role in the region to establish peace and stability, Fars News reports.

“Iran hopes that our region will become a region of peace and friendship and the Islamic Republic has spared no effort to this end and is ready to play a stronger role in the establishment of peace and stability in the region,” Zarif said in a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Tehran on Monday.

Zarif said that he discussed with Nalbandian different issues pertaining to the two countries’ bilateral relations in political, economic, parliamentary and cultural fields, and expressed hope that Tehran and Yerevan would witness expansion of ties in all these areas.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian praised Iran for its logical stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“I appreciate Iran for its moderate and balanced stances on the issue,” Nalbandian said in a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran on Monday.

The Armenian foreign minister reiterated that during his talks with Zarif they discussed achievement of a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.

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