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26 Sep 2021

Armenia Eyes Energy Cooperation with Iran

26 Sep 2021  by Tasnim   

The foreign minister of Armenia called for cooperation with neighboring Iran in the oil and energy sectors.

In a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stressed the need to launch cooperation with Iran in the oil industry and energy sector.

Hailing the close and growing relations between Yerevan and Tehran, he urged that Armenia-Iran Joint Commission should convene as early as possible.

For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian described mutual cooperation in the energy sector as an important section of economic interaction between the two neighbors.

Tehran is ready to host Armenia’s energy minister to discuss the capacities for cooperation, he added.

In separate messages to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on September 21, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed his administration’s willingness to boost relations with Armenia in various fields, saying closer mutual cooperation will fulfill the interests of the two neighbors and strengthen regional security and stability.

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