|Sunday, 17 January|| arm rus eng |
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York. Discussed were various issues on the Armenian-Iranian cooperation agenda.
Highlighting the importance of economic cooperation, the parties noted that it lagged far behind the ongoing political dialogue between the two countries. They deemed it necessary to take effective steps to boost trade and economic ties and tap the existing potentialities.
Nikol Pashinyan underscored that the Armenian-Iranian relations are of special character and therefore, they should continue to develop on the basis of strong ties of friendship.
For his part, Hassan Rouhani noted that the two countries boast a high level of mutual trust. According to Iran’s President, the Armenian community is playing an important role in his country and enjoys great respect among the Iranians. Speaking about economic cooperation, Hassan Rouhani expressed confidence that the agreement on establishing a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union would help further deepen the Armenian-Iranian economic cooperation.
Nikol Pashinyan and Hassan Rouhani went over a broad range of issues, including cooperation in energy, road construction and logistics.
Hassan Rouhani invited Prime Minister Pashinyan to visit Iran and expressed confidence that the visit would result in a more in-depth discussion of ways of expanding bilateral cooperation.