'Iran, Armenia paragons of friendly ties'

TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) – Iranian President said Iran and Armenia as Muslim and Christian nations act as emblems and symbols of good relations in the world.

Speaking in a telephone conversation with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Sunday, Iran’s Hassan Rouhani appreciated Sargsyan for expressing his congratulation on JCPOA implementation asserting “close relations between the two countries despite having different religions can be taken as a perfect example by the world.”

Rouhani expressed determination to bolster cooperation between the two countries stressing that the decisions of joint economic commission must be up and running.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran and Armenia are required to exploit all available capacities for reinvigorating bilateral relations,” he added.

“In the post-sanction era, the path to increased economic collaboration has become clear,” noted Iran’s President adding “we need to spare no effort in connecting the Persian Gulf to the Black Sea.”

Serzh Sargsyan, Armenia’s President, for his part congratulated the Iranian government and nation on the enactment of JCPOA; “undoubtedly, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will do good not only to bilateral relations but also to the region.”

He further expressed Armenia’s willingness to expand cooperation with Iran in all areas of interest urging acceleration of the process in the new era.

Rouhani’s counterpart pointed out the recent session of the two countries’ joint commission adding “during the session which was held in Armenia, extensive planning was made for increasing bilateral cooperation.”

 

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