Iran and Armenia in Yerevan on Wednesday discussed ways of expanding bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields.
Armenian Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan, in a meeting with visiting Governor General of the Iranian southern province of Hormuzgan Ebrahim Derazgisou, said his country attaches importance to promotion of ties with Iran.
He added strategic projects now being jointly implemented by Iran and Armenia would consolidate mutual cooperation.
The premier expressed his felicitation to Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his landslide victory in the 9th presidential election and hoped bilateral ties would receive further boost with the coming to power of the new government in Iran.
Derazgisou, for his part, said Hormuzgan province which is located at the beginning of North-South corridor plays a crucial role in transit of goods in the region.
Meanwhile, the governor-general of Hormuzgan province, in a meeting with Head of the Armenian presidential administration, Artashes Tumanian, voiced Iran’s readiness to expand economic cooperation with Armenia.
Tumanian, who is the co-chairman of the Armenian-Iranian Intergovernmental Economic Commission, stressed the need to make use of bilateral potentials by tradesmen and economic and industrial officials considering the important role Hormuzgan province plays in trade exchanges.
He called for activities of Armenian businessmen in Iran’s free trade zones.
Derazgisou arrived in the Armenian capital on Monday at the head of a trade delegation to discuss with Armenian officials ways to promote Tehran-Yerevan cooperation.
The Iranian delegation will wrap up its visit to Armenia on Thursday.