Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
May 31 2005

Iran-Armenia economic cooperation of constructive nature

Tabriz, May 31, IRNA

Head of Iran-Armenia Chamber of Commerce Aha Ronian said here Tuesday
that existing economic ties between Iran and Armenia had a constructive

Speaking at Iran-Armenia economic confab, he said that mutual economic
cooperation would have numerous economic privileges for both sides and
this required endeavors by businessmen and traders in both countries.

Given Iran's great economic potentials, the country could be considered
as a reliable partner for Armenia, he said.

To join WTO, it is vital to adopt new strategies to prepare the
grounds for accession to the world body, he said.

The Iran-Armenia trade center which is to become operational in the
near future would play a very significant role in expanding economic
cooperation between the two countries, he said.

An exclusive trade exhibition is to be held in the center, he said.

Iran-Armenia held a joint economic commission in Tabriz to review
further expansion of economic cooperation between the two countries.

During the two day seminar, the two sides' businessmen and economic
experts are to study grounds for further promotion of economic
cooperation between the two countries.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress