President: Iran Supports Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Talks

President: Iran Supports Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Talks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed support for the peace negotiations between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, hoping that the talks would ensure regional peace and stability.

In a meeting with Armenia's Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan in Tehran on Monday, Raisi said regional issues should be settled by the countries in the region.

"Any foreign intervention will only complicate issues. The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan and hopes that these talks will (help) establish and strengthen peace and security in the region as much as possible," he added.

He once again reiterated Iran's stance on opposing any geopolitical change and manipulation of the regional countries' borders, Press TV reported.

"Iran supports the right of sovereignty and territorial integrity of all regional countries," Raisi emphasized.

The Iranian president also stressed the importance of improving ties with Armenia and said no obstacle can hinder the expansion of mutual relations.

The Armenian foreign minister, for his part, commended Iran's positions regarding the developments in the Caucasus region.

Mirzoyan said his country would never be used as a platform for measures against Iran and has always supported the development of regional security and peace.

He added that Yerevan attaches great significance to the expansion of ties with Tehran and stressed the need to boost mutual diplomatic relations.

The Armenian foreign minister arrived in Tehran at the head of a delegation on Monday. Earlier in the day, he held talks and attended a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian.

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