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Pashinyan, Larijani highlight bilateral parliamentary cooperation
2019-02-27 19:02:31

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani. Welcoming Nikol Pashinyan’s delegation to Iran, Mr. Larijani expressed confidence that it would promote the furtherance of political and economic relations between the two countries.

Thankful for the warm welcome, Nikol Pashinyan said he kept warm memories of his latest visit to Majlis as part of the Armenian parliamentary delegation.

The parties hailed the current status of bilateral friendly relations, which continue to develop in an atmosphere of mutual understanding. They stressed the need for strengthening economic cooperation and expanding ties between the two parliaments. In this regard, both sides highlighted the furtherance of contacts and mutual visits between parliamentary friendship groups and committees, noting that the legislatures’ cooperation might help strengthen Armenian-Iranian relations.

Pleased with the outcome of his meeting with President Hassan Rouhani, Nikol Pashinyan stressed that the Armenian side is keen to implement the agreements reached at the meeting, specifically with regard to the economic sphere, which may add momentum to bilateral relations.

In turn, Ali Larijani emphasized that the Iranian parliament favors the expansion of interstate relations. He pointed out that there are great opportunities for developing cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral formats. In this context, the importance of the EAEU-Iran free trade agreement and its ratification was emphasized on both sides. The parties attached importance to the promotion of cooperation in tourism and culture.

Issues related to regional affairs were discussed during the meeting.