TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Shavaresh Koucharyan voiced his country’s determination to implement previous agreements and sign new ones with Iran as part of its long-term and unchanging policy to enhance ties with the Islamic Republic.
Heading a delegation from Armenia, Koucharyan had a meeting in Tehran with his Iranian counterpart Morteza Sarmadi on Sunday.
Rejecting any change in Yerevan’s long-term policies on Iran, irrespective of different administrations, the Armenian diplomat said his country seeks stronger bilateral relations with Iran by implementing the agreements reached between the two countries in the past and by signing new accords.
The Iranian deputy foreign minister, for his part, said that Tehran, in line with its “principled policy of close and friendly cooperation with neighbors”, is fully prepared to broaden interaction with Armenia in all areas, as in the energy field, transportation, industries and trade.
Sarmadi also highlighted the necessity for resolving regional conflicts through dialogue and peaceful approaches.
Iran and its northwestern neighbor, Armenia, have enjoyed amicable relations in a whole host of fields. Armenia announced in early June that it has approved signing an agreement with Iran to abolish the visa regime between the two countries.
The agreement, signed in June during a visit to Tehran by Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, allows Iranians and Armenians to travel without needing a visa.