Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA, Iran
July 11 2012

Yerevan, July 11, IRNA - Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said
here on Wednesday that there is bright future for Tehran-Yerevan ties.

In a meeting with the Armenian Energy Minister Armen Mosesyan,
he added that Iran's ties with the neighboring states, especially
Armenia, are strategic.

"Iran is ready to promote its economic and commercial exchanges with
the brother and friend country to the highest level," he noted.

Referring to the ancient and historic Iran-Armenia ties and cordial
relations between the two nations, he called for further promoting
mutual cooperation.

Exchange of visits between the officials of the two states will help
deepen bilateral ties, he said, noting that expansion of Iran-Armenia
ties will benefit the entire region, in addition to the two countries.

"Iran considers no limit for promoting ties with Armenia," he said.

Mosesyan, for his part, referred to Iran's role in the region and
appreciated Iranian support for the Caucasian states in hard times.

Describing Iran's role in the region as undeniable and significant,
he said that promoting bilateral relations will benefit both nations.

Putting the current rate of trade and commerce between the two states
at over $300 million, Mosesyan hoped that the rate of exchanges will
hit none billion dollars within the next two years.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress