Iranian Foreign Ministry urges closer Tehran-Yerevan ties

Iranian Foreign Ministry urges closer Tehran-Yerevan ties

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hailed growing Iran-Armenia relations, saying Tehran and Yerevan should work to broaden their cooperation in the economic sector.

Zarif, who arrived in Yerevan at the head of a politico-economic delegation, discussed bilateral ties as well as regional and international developments with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian.

He told reporters after the meeting with Nalbandian that Iran and Armenia enjoy close neighborly relations, calling for further enhancement of political and economic relations between the two nations.

Zarif also took part in Armenia-Iran Business Forum, where he praised the "very close and growing relations" between the two countries and said there was no obstacle in the way of improving mutual ties, PressTV reported.

The minister further said there is ample ground for cooperation between the private sectors of both sides, stressing that Tehran and Yerevan need to benefit from their free trade zones and bolster their economic ties.

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