Pres. Raisi: Tehran-Yerevan developing economic cooperation provide security

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday that developing the level of cooperation and economic exchanges between Tehran and Yerevan, while ensuring the interests of all parties, will certainly bring about security.

Speaking on Monday in a phone call that was initiated by the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President Raisi congratulated him on the birthday of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the New Year and expressed hope that under the light of Jesus Christ (PBUH), the world would be full of peace, progress, and justice.

Calling for continuous communication and dialogue between the two countries at different levels, President Raisi noted that the sensitivity of the situation in the Caucasus region requires that the countries of the region regularly discuss regional and bilateral issues.

The President further noted that one of the key policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of countries. In this regard, Tehran supports the sovereignty of Armenia over all territories and roads passing through that country.

Emphasizing Iran's readiness to increase trade activities in Armenia, President Raisi underscored that the level of economic exchanges between the two countries is less than the existing capacities and the Joint Economic Cooperation Commission must become more active and take big steps to ensure the interests of the two states.

Expressing that Tehran welcomes the progress in the negotiation process between the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, he reiterated that Iran hopes that other issues between the two countries will be resolved peacefully within the framework of international principles and law and they witness more peace, stability, and security in the region.

President Raisi said that Iran supports the removal of roadblocks.

Nikol Pashinyan, for his part, reported on the negotiation process and the latest situation in the Caucasus region.

Stressing the seriousness of the country in the comprehensive development of relations with Iran, the Prime Minister of Armenia said that Armenia is determined to increase economic relations and interactions with Iran in all areas and to make the Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation more active than before.

Expressing satisfaction with the activities of Iranian companies in his country, Pashinyan stated that there are many projects for the activities of Iranian companies in Armenia and they welcome the presence of more of these companies in the implementation of infrastructure projects.

Emphasizing the importance of regional cooperation between the two states, he noted that they are confident that by increasing the level of cooperation and mutual coordination, they can take important steps to establish peace and security in the region.

Referring to the presence and peaceful life of Christians in Iran, The Prime Minister of Armenia highlighted that the Armenian community of Iran lives with its Muslim fellow Iranians without any restrictions while maintaining its religious identity.

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