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President at the end of ceremony for signing Iran-Armenia pacts:

Both gov’ts motivated enough to deepen ties in all fields/ Iran willing to cement Tehran-Yerevan ties/ ICT cooperation to develop

President described relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Armenia developing and said, “The two countries have enough motivation and will to deepen relations”.

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Wed 27 - February 2019 - 13:23

Speaking on Wednesday at the end of the ceremony for signing memoranda of understanding between Iran and Armenia, President Hassan Rouhani said, “The commission for economic cooperation between the two countries was tasked with following up what we discussed”.

“The high-ranking delegations of the two countries discussed a wide range of issues and agreed on them,” he said.

Appreciating Armenia’s stance towards illegal sanctions of the United States against Iran, the President said, “We are willing to deepen Tehran-Yerevan relations in all fields of mutual interest”.

He continued, “In today’s meeting, we discussed the most important bilateral, regional and international issues and the two countries are determined to continue their strong relations based on national interests”.

“There are very good relations between the two countries in political, cultural, scientific and academic fields, as well as tourism,” he added.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say, “We still have many opportunities for development of relations that should be tapped”.

Referring to cooperation in gas and electricity, as well as completion of Khoda Afarin Dam, Dr Rouhani said, “Iran is willing to cooperate in Armenia’s north-south road”.

He also mentioned cooperation in optical fibre connections and data transmission, saying, “Both countries are willing to have more cooperation in ICT industry”.

“In addition to bilateral economic relations, we agreed on the connection of electricity between Iran, Armenia and Georgia, and then with Russia,” said Rouhani.

He added, “Regarding increasing gas exports, we are prepared to negotiate for the export of gas through Armenia to Georgia, as well as the connection of the Persian Gulf to the Black Sea through Armenia and Georgia”.

During the press conference, the Prime Minister of Armenia said, “I feel like being in a friendly country, and the presence of Armenian political-parliamentary delegation alongside ministers in this visit means that relations with Iran is very important for us”.

Pashinyan also said, “The presence of Armenians in Iran is one of the things that motivated us to visit Tehran”.

“As the President of the Eurasian Economic Union, I announce that agreements with Iran are under discussion in parliaments and I hope that they become operationalised soon,” he continued.

He continued, “Cooperation in energy is very important for us, and fortunately, Iran has announced readiness for increasing its gas export”.

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