YEREVAN — Armenian and Iranian presidents, Serzh Sarkisian and Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday discussed in a telephone conversation the prospects of cooperation between the two neighboring countries after the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
“The presidents exchanged views on new opportunities for further developing bilateral ties in the light of the implementation of recent agreements on Iran’s nuclear program,” Sarkisian’s office said in a statement on the phone call. “They also discussed the positive impact of these developments, which will strengthen regional security and stability.”
Sarkisiann and Rouhani also discussed issues pertinent to the Armenian-Iranian friendly relations and cooperation, as well as a number of pressing issues of the international and regional agenda.
President Rouhani reaffirmed his government’s commitment to closer cooperation with Armenia. He also underscored his country’s readiness to work actively towards the strengthening of the good-neighborly, close partnership, expand and deepen cooperation with Armenia.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran and Armenia should exploit all available possibilities for reinvigorate bilateral relations,” the Iranian Mehr news agency quoted Rouhani as telling Sarkisian. “In the post-sanction era, the path to increased economic collaboration has become clear,” he said.
During the phone conversation, the presidents agreed also on the timetable of the forthcoming visits.