YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan paid a one-day working visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran on Tuesday, November 1. Iran’s Vice President Masoud Mir Kazemi met Prime Minister Pashinyan at Tehran International Airport.
Then Prime Minister Pashinyan headed to Sa’dabad Palace, where the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi welcomed Pashinyan, and the official welcoming ceremony took place.
Before starting the negotiations, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of Armenia Gnel Sanosyan and Iran’s Deputy Minister of Petroleum and CEO of the National Iranian Gas Company Majid Chegeni signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of natural gas.
First, the meeting of the leaders of Armenia and Iran took place in the narrow format and then in an expanded format. The interlocutors discussed a number of issues related to the development of Armenian-Iranian relations. In particular, the opportunities for the expansion of trade and economic relations, continuous increase of trade turnover volumes were discussed. In particular, the need to increase the volume to 3 billion USD per year was emphasized, for which, according to Prime Minister Pashinyan and Ebrahim Raisi, there is enough potential.
The sides also discussed issues related to the development of cooperation in infrastructure, energy, agriculture, construction and other fields. The implementation of joint projects for the facilitation of cargo transportation, the need to complete the construction of the third power transmission line between Armenia and Iran were highlighted.
After the meeting, the leaders of Armenia and Iran made statements for media representatives summarizing the results of the negotiations.