Armenia’s FM, Iran’s Deputy FM discuss issues on bilateral, regional agenda

On March 24, Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, received Ibrahim Rahimpour, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran.

Edward Nalbandian congratulated Ibrahim Rahimpour on the occasion of Nowruz wishing progress and prosperity to the people of Iran.

Ibrahim Rahimpour conveyed to Edward Nalbandian good wishes from Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The parties touched upon the process of implementation of the agreements reached during the visit of the President of Iran to Armenia late last year. Ibrahim Rahimpour underlined that visits of the President, First Vice-President and a number of ministers of Iran to Armenia in 2016 attest to the importance attached by Iran to the relations with Armenia.

Minister Nalbandian and Deputy Minister Rahimpour discussed a wide range of issues on bilateral agenda. Both sides highlighted the importance of continuous efforts aimed at further deepening of trade and economic cooperation.

Issues of EAEU-Iran cooperation were on the agenda of the meeting.

The interlocutors noted with satisfaction the presence of numerous Iranian tourists in Armenia on the occasion of Nowruz and emphasized the importance of the agreement on visa liberalisation reached between the two states last year.

Edward Nalbandian and Ibrahim Rahimpour touched upon the issue of regular consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries.

The sides also exchanged views on urgent international and regional issues and the situation in the Middle East.

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