Iran’s Rouhani Underlines Close Ties with Armenia

Iran’s Rouhani Underlines Close Ties with Armenia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran will focus efforts on strengthening relations with Armenia, Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani announced today.

“Tehran’s effort will be focused on enhancement of relations (with Armenia) and raising the level of cooperation in all fields,” Rouhani said in a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsian, here in Tehran on Monday.

He also pointed to cultural commonalities between the two neighboring countries, and said, “Relations between Iran and Armenia have been always friendly, close and on the basis of fulfillment of mutual interests.”

The Armenian president, for his part, once again congratulated Rouhani on his election as Iran’s new president, and highlighted “constructive” relations between Tehran and Yerevan over the past 20 years.

Sargsian was among dozens of other foreign dignitaries who traveled to Iran in order to attend President Hassan Rouhani’s swearing-in ceremony on Sunday.

Rouhani took the oath of presidential office in a ceremony held in Iran’s Parliament with the presence of high ranking delegations from more than 50 countries.



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