Armenian Parliamentary Delegation Due in Tehran Saturday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A delegation of Armenian lawmakers plans to pay a visit to Tehran on Saturday to meet senior Iranian parliamentary officials.
Parliament Speaker's Adviser for International Affairs Hossein Sheikholeslam told the Tasnim News Agency on Thursday that the three-member Armenian delegation will hold a meeting with the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, among their meetings with Iranian parliamentarians.
The Armenian delegation will be headed by MP Galost Sahakyan, he added.
The delegateion will discuss ways to enhance parliamentary cooperation and improve bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries, the adviser stated.
In addition to a pipeline that brings Iranian natural gas into Armenia, the two states have implemented a number of other multi-million dollar energy projects.
They include the construction of two hydro-electric plants on a river at the Armenian-Iranian border, a third high-voltage transmission line linking the two countries’ power grids and dams, among other projects to be technically engineered by Iranian experts.
In addition, the Armenian and Iranian governments have been working on a bilateral free trade agreement that was signed at the end of the year 2007.
The Armenian government is building a second, bigger highway leading to the Iranian border in the hope of boosting trade with Iran.