Iran’s President invited to attend Armenian Genocide centennial events in Yerevan

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrhamyan had a meeting with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani today. The Prime Minister noted that his official visit to Iran would contribute to the intensification of the Armenian-Iranian economic ties, and attract new investments.

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

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.

The interlocutors attached importance to the deepening and expansion of cooperation in the fields of energy, agriculture, culture and others.

PM Hovik Abrahamyan 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 Union and foreign business communities.  He added that favorable conditions have been created in Armenia for making investments.

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

The parties referred to the Karabakh conflict and other regional issues. PM Abrahamyan 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.

Hovik Abrahamyan conveyed Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s invitation to the Iranian President to visit Yerevan to attend the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2015.

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