Iran keen to boost ties with neighbors: Zarif

Yerevan, Jan. 27 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister has stressed further expansion of ties between Iran and neighboring countries including Armenia.

On the eve of his arrival to Yerevan, Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif called Armenia a neighbor located in a sensitive geographical position and said the Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys good relations with all neighbors, especially Armenia.

Holding good-neighborly relations has been a top priority in Iran's foreign policy ever since President Rouhani took office, Zarif said.

Zarif touched upon the reason of his trip to Armenia, saying that, “today, our region is in a great need of peace, stability and resolution of conflicts based on international law and principles.”

Pointing to the past several visits by officials in both countries, Zarif highlighted Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan taking part in the swearing-in ceremony of President Rouhani and their Prime Minister's trip to Tehran for attending the two countries' Joint Economic Commission.

Today morning, Zarif also met and held discussions with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian as well as Prime Minister Minister Hovik Abrahamian on regional issues and expansion of ties.

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