Grounds set for enhanced Iran-Armenia ties after nuclear deal

Artashes Tumanyan IranIran’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi and Armenia’s Ambassador to Iran Artashes Tumanyan explored avenues for reinforcing Tehran-Yerevan cooperation, particularly after the recent nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Tasnim News Agency reports.

In the Monday meeting in Tehran, Sarmadi hailed Iran’s “excellent” ties with Armenia since the Caucasian country’s independence in 1991.

He further noted that the recent nuclear agreement Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) finalized on July 14 has paved the way for increased economic cooperation between the two neighboring countries.

Tumanyan, for his part, reaffirmed that the resolution of Tehran’s nuclear issue has prepared the grounds for wider cooperation between Tehran and Yerevan.

“Many companies in Armenia are keen to invest in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and in turn, we welcome the investments of Iranian firms in Armenia,” he added.

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