IRANIAN MFA: IRAN-ARMENIA TIES ARE AT HIGHEST LEVEL

18:41 02/04/2013 " REGION

Visiting spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast
discussed ways to promote bilateral trade and tourism cooperation
with Armenia in a meeting Monday with Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister
Shavarsh Kocharyan, IRNA reported.

The two also exchanged views on major regional and international
developments.

"Iran favors best ties with regional states, specially its neighbors,"
said the spokesman, noting that Iran-Armenia ties were at the highest
level.

He also said that Tehran-Yerevan cooperation in the fields of economic,
cultural and tourism activities should be promoted to the same level
as their political cooperation.

He added that Iran's and Armenia's support for each other's views at
the international circles has indicated that the two capitals enjoyed
excellent relations.

Mehmanparast said that promotion of Tehran-Yerevan multi-lateral
cooperation in the region was another move to further strengthen
bilateral ties.

Shavarsh Kocharyan, for his part, said that Yerevan favored regional
peace and security and believed that Iran played a crucial role in
promotion of regional stability and peace.

Kocharyan also underlined the need to promote Tehran-Yerevan economic
cooperation.

Source: Panorama.am