Next session of Armenia Iran commission to take place in Tehran

Next session of Armenia Iran commission to take place in Tehran

YEREVAN, February 12. / ARKA /. The 12th session of the Armenian-Iranian intergovernmental commission will be held in Tehran later this year, the Armenian government said following a  meeting between prime minister Tigran Sargsyan  and Iranian ambassador to Armenia Mohammed Reisi .

The regular session will focus on ways to expand cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats, the government said.

Tigran Sargsyan was said to have congratulated the ambassador and the friendly Iranian people on their national holiday - the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, celebrated on February 11.

"The sessions help us to expand the friendship between the two peoples, and we must consistently implement joint program," the prime minister was quoted as saying in a press release.

The ambassador said that development of cooperation with Armenia is one of the priorities of the foreign policy of Iran and that Tehran is ready to expand both bilateral and multilateral partnerships with Armenia in various sectors, particularly in the energy sector.

The two sides were said to have discussed a wide range of issues in the fields of energy, tourism and infrastructure development, including the pace of construction of Meghri hydropower plant and the third transmission line for Iran and Armenia to make seasonal electricity swaps  and also some details relating to construction of Iran -Armenia railway and oil pipeline.

Tigran Sargsyan was invited to visit Iran on behalf of first vice-president Eskhad Jahangiri, the government said. -0-

18:26 12.02.2014

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