VP: Enhanced Iran-Armenia Ties to Promote Regional, Int’l Peace
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Enhancement of mutual ties between Iran and Armenia will help promote peace in the region and across the globe, Iranian first vice-president underlined.
In a Thursday message to Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan on the occasion of the country's National Day, Eshaq Jahangiri asked for comprehensive cooperation between Tehran and Yerevan in higher level than ever before.
The Iranian first vice-president has in the message congratulated the Armenian nation and government on the anniversary of the country’s Independence Day.
Tehran and Yerevan have established growing energy ties during the recent years. Iran has exchanged over 1.5 billion cubic meters of gas with Armenia’s electricity over the past six years.
Last year, Iran bartered some 480 million cubic meters of gas for Armenian electricity, the largest amount of such exchange between Iran and that neighboring country in six years.
The Armenian government is also building a second, bigger highway leading to the Iranian border in the hope of boosting trade with Iran.