Iran, Armenia to Discuss Energy Supply in May
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Senior Iranian and Armenian officials plan to discuss the issue of exports of two billion cubic meters of natural gas from Iran to Armenia per annum in their joint meeting in May.
The issue was raise by the Armenian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Armen Movsisyan, on Saturday.
The minister said his country will soon start negotiations with Iran on increasing gas imports.
Armenia is willing to buy two billion cubic meters of gas from Iran per annum, he stated.
The issue will be raised in a joint intergovernmental commission meeting between the two countries in Tehran in May.
Earlier in February, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan had underlined the importance of relations with Iran, saying that his country is seeking to improve ties with Tehran.
Speaking in a meeting with Iran’s ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Raeisi at the time, Sargsyan added that development of ties with the Islamic Republic is a priority of Yerevan’s foreign policy.
He referred to the 12th session of the Iranian-Armenian intergovernmental commission, due in Tehran later this year, and said the session would be an opportunity for the two countries to boot cooperation in different areas.
Raeisi, for his part, highlighted Iran’s resolve for boosting cooperation with Armenia in various fields, especially energy and transportation.