Nikol Pashinyan, Hassan Rouhani Discuss Broad Range of Issues on Bilateral Agenda
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today met with President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who has arrived Armenia to take part in the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council session on October 1. Greeting the Iranian President, Prime Minister Pashinyan said:
“Dear Mr. President,
I am happy to welcome you to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, in the wake of our very impressive visit to Iran this February. Our two countries used to have good relations, and we boast very good relations today as well. Our position is that the relations with Iran should be free of geopolitical influences as much as possible because we are next-door neighbors and we have many common interests. Therefore, we should cooperate for centuries and millennia,” Prime Minister Pashinyan said.
The Premier noted that this is the Iranian President’s first visit to Armenia after the recent political changes in the country, noting that Armenia prioritizes the relations with its neighbors and friendly countries.
Both sides highlighted the regularly held joint sessions of the Armenian-Iranian Intergovernmental Commission, which have resulted in several agreements aimed at developing economic ties between the two countries.
Nikol Pashinyan said Armenia highly appreciates Iran’s balanced position on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
In turn, the Iranian President thanked the Armenian Prime Minister for the warm welcome. “We attach great importance to the development and expansion of multifaceted relations with Armenia as a friend and a neighbor. We are ready to continue working with your government to develop and implement new programs, expand the scope of the Gas for Electricity project. At the same time, we are prepared to implement gas, wind and sun energy-operated power engineering projects in Armenia. We are keen to initiate regional projects and develop infrastructure in the energy sector,” the Iranian President said, adding that the Iranian side is interested in the cooperation with Armenia in the field of transport infrastructures.
Prime Minister Pashinyan welcomed the Iranian side’s readiness to expand the Gas for Electricity project. The Premier and the Iranian President tasked the respective government officials to develop and submit proposals within the shortest possible deadlines on expanded cooperation in the aforementioned field.
Reference was also made to the prospects of joint efforts in railway communications, high technologies, customs, science and tourism.
Hassan Rouhani stressed that the bilateral trade turnover has considerably increased ever since Nikol Pashinyan’s government assumed office in Armenia, noting that the joint projects continue to be successfully implemented. Rouhani said they are ready to discuss the implementation of the Meghri HPP project, boost capital investments and trade turnover via the free trade zones.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the transit routes to connect the Persian Gulf to the Black Sea. Prime Minister Pashinyan emphasized that the realization of this program is in the strategic interest of our country, and Armenia stands ready to take practical steps to that end.
The parties took the opportunity to discuss regional issues, including the NK conflict settlement process. Prime Minister Pashinyan thanked the Iranian President for abiding by a balanced stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. For his part, Hassan Rouhani highlighted the need for reaching a peaceful settlement based on the positions and views of all parties to the conflict.
- Mkhitar Hayrapetyan Became the Head of the NA Armenia-Iran Friendship Group Mkhitar Hayrapetyan—Chairman of the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Diaspora, Youth and Sport—became the head of the NA Armenia-Iran Friendship Group
- Armenia, Iran FMs Discuss Situation in the Middle East The Foreign Minister of Armenia underlined Armenia's readiness to continue close cooperation with all its partners towards the regional stability and security.
- Armenian-Iranian Relationships. Pashinyan’s Belated Visit During prime minister Nikol Pashinyan’s official visit to Iran high ranking talks took place with the Iranian authorities including the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei, the latter not always willing...
- Prime Minister Pashinyan Arrives in Iran on Official Visit After the official national anthems of the two countries had been played, Nikol Pashinyan and Hassan Rouhani welcomed the members of the two delegations and started their high-level talks.
- Armenian Ambassador and Iranian Minister Discussed Cooperation Issues During the meeting the interlocutors discussed the programs carried out so far in the IT and telecommunications sector and the future cooperation prospects.
Azerbaijan Is Expanding Geography of Hostilities to Territory of Armenia with Active Support of Turkey: Pashinyan
Turkish F-16 Shoots Down Armenian Jet in Armenian Airspace
Erdogan and Turkey Have Been the Most Destabilizing Factor in This Entire Situation: Armenia's FM
Adversary Targets Vardenis, Mets Masrik Community and other Town in Armenia's Gegharkunik Region
In the past three hours the enemy has lost 12 tanks: Shushan Stepanyan
Tehran: Iran, Russia and Turkey Can Help Baku and Yerevan Find Peaceful Solution
Artak Beglaryan Met with the Head of ICRC Mission in Nagorno-Karabakh Bertrand Lamon
CSTO on Standby Awaiting Armenia’s Request Regarding Azeri Bombardment of Towns
Armenian-Americans Rally in Glendale in Protest of Azeri Attacks
Armenian, Russian Security Council Secretaries Discuss Situation in Nagorno Karabakh
Merkel Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Azeri-Armenian Conflict
Artsakh Defense Army Destroys 11 Azerbaijan’s UAVs, Armored Vehicle, 5 Tanks and Big Number of Manpower (video)
Robert Kocharyan Leaves for Artsakh
MFA: Armenia And Artsakh Will Give Adequate Military-Political Response To Azerbaijan’s Consistent Attempts To Undermine Regional Security And Peace
Russia Actively Working not to Allow Destabilizing External Influence in Nagorno Karabakh Conflict Zone: Ambassador
Two Enemy Helicopters Destroyed By Igla MANPADS
Azerbaijan Shells Villages in Armenia’s Vardenis: Artrsun Hovhannisyan
Turkey Deploying Syrian Fighters to Help Ally Azerbaijan, two Fighters Say
Artsakh Denies Azeri Report on Losing Base in Martuni
Armenian Armed Forces Down Azerbaijan’s helicopter, Probably Helicopters: MOD Representative
Declaration on Proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic
Ancient Armenian Fortress Surfaces from under Lake Van
Artsakh Women Participate in 1-Week Combat Preparedness Training at Initiative of Armenian PM’s Wife (PHOTOS)
Artsakh Republic President Approved the New Composition of the Security Council of the Country
ICRC Representatives Visited Armenian Captives In Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani Side Launches New Fortification Works on the Border, Armenian Side Suspends such Activities
Armenia, Artsakh ex-President Kocharyan: Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Has Never Been Part of Independent Azerbaijan
Armenia Records 47877 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
Nikol Pashinyan On UN 75th Anniversary: "Rejection of the right to self-determination could only lead to oppression and further violence"
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Invited the Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan to Meet Individually
Wind: 12 km/h