10.10.2017 • “I suggest you become a bridge between Armenia and Iran through profitable business projects” – Armenian PM meets with representatives of Iranian-Armenian community

In the framework of his official visit to Iran, the Prime Minister-led Armenian delegation called today at Ararat Sports and Cultural Complex, where he met with representatives of the local Armenians, including the business community. The Head of Government first presented the details and results of the talks held during the official visit. Karen Karapetyan underscored that Armenia has great potential for economic cooperation with the neighboring Iran, and there are various proposals for its implementation, taking into account Armenia’s privileged economic regimes and opportunities. The Premier advised that regional cooperation, Armenia-Iran-Turkmenistan trilateral cooperation in particular, were discussed with the Iranian authorities. “I am convinced that the trilateral cooperation will go a long way towards increasing trade turnover. In general, we have agreed with our Iranian partners to re-launch our bilateral relations, as well as to continue making joint...

10.10.2017 • Prime Minister Meets with Iranian Oil and Energy Ministers

On the second day of his official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan met with Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangane and Energy Minister Sattar Mahmoodi. During the meetings, the interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the current level of bilateral cooperation in the energy sector and stated with confidence that the two neighboring States have great opportunities for interaction. The parties expressed confidence that the official visit of Armenia’s Prime Minister will give new impetus to the mutually beneficial bilateral relations. The Iranian side said to be interested in expanding and deepening ties with Armenia. Issues related to Gas for Electricity Program expansion, the agenda of the upcoming sitting of the intergovernmental commission, the Meghri hydropower plant program and Armenia-Iran-Turkmenistan trilateral cooperation were discussed at the meeting. 

10.10.2017 • Armenian Prime Minister, Iranian President meet in Tehran

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani met today in the residence of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Karen Karapetyan thanked for the hospitality and conveyed warm greetings and best wishes on behalf of RA President Serzh Sargsyan. “Armenia appreciates the warm and friendly relations with neighboring Iran, which are deeply rooted in history and stem from mutual interests. I can say with great pleasure that these relations are at a high level now, and bilateral cooperation continues to develop in the atmosphere of mutual understanding,” the Prime Minister said. Welcoming Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan to Iran, Hassan Rouhani expressed conviction that it might help deepen Armenian-Iranian friendly relations in different spheres. The President of Iran stressed that he is ready to support the initiatives of the governments of the two countries, as well as the implementation of joint programs. The...

10.10.2017 • Karen Karatyan visits St Sargis Church in Tehran and sums up his visit’s outcome with community members

In conclusion of his official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan visited the St Sargis Armenian Church in Tehran. The Head of Government was welcomed by Primate of the Tehran Diocese, His Eminence T. Sepuh S. Arch. Sargsyan and the representatives of the Armenian community. The meeting stressed the importance of the Prime Minister’s visit to Iran, expressing confidence that it would promote the further development and strengthening of Armenian-Iranian ties. As he summed up the results of the visit, Karen Karapetyan noted that he had had constructive and productive talks with the Iranian authorities, which could give fresh impetus to bilateral economic cooperation and help increase trade turnover. The Prime Minister noted that they had discussed energy, agriculture, tourism, free economic zones, as well as regional cooperation issues. “We had an open dialogue and effective negotiations. We are confident that there is great...

09.10.2017 • RA Prime Minister’s official visit to IRI kicks off: Karen Karapetyan and Es’haq Jahangiri discussed a number of issues aimed at expanding bilateral economic cooperation

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan has arrived in Iran on an official visit at the invitation of First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Es’haq Jahangiri. Following the official welcoming ceremony at the Mehrabagh airport in Tehran, the delegation led by Prime Minister Karapetyan left for the Royal Saudabad Palace where he had a private meeting with Es’haq Jahangir. Thankful for a warm welcome, the head of the Armenian government once again congratulated Es’haq Jahangiri on his reappointment to the post of Iran’s First Vice President. Karen Karapetyan expressed high opinion of the close and friendly relations with friendly Iran, which continue to develop in an atmosphere of mutual trust. “I am hopeful that after this meeting we will give a new impetus to our cooperation and to all the programs on our agenda. Coming to economic interaction, it should be noted that it is much lower than the high level political dialogue between our two...

09.10.2017 • Statements by RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Es’haq Jahangiri for Mass Media

RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Es’haq Jahangiri made statements for mass media representatives after their private meeting. First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Es’haq Jahangiri: “I welcome the delegation headed by the Honorable Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Karapetyan. Our two countries are in the same cultural, civilizational and geographical region, and the relations between our countries stem from the depths of centuries and are based on the two peoples’ cultural commonalities. Our relationship has always been based on stability and will continue with God’s will. Our fellow countrymen of Armenian origin who live in different cities of Iran entertain warm ties with their compatriots in Armenia, which is a good bridge for the development of relations between the two countries. We have good relations with our neighbors and serious work has been...

09.10.2017 • Karen Karapetyan, Ali Larijani highly appreciative of Armenian-Iranian political dialogue

On the margins of his official visit to Iran, RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan met today with Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani. Karen Karapetyan first conveyed warm greetings on behalf of RA NA Speaker Ara Babloyan, noting that Armenia has always prioritized the friendly relations with Iran, which continue to develop in an atmosphere of mutual understanding. The meting discussed issues related to regional developments and bilateral cooperation. Ali Larijani considered it necessary to continue strengthening economic cooperation and stressed the need for expanding ties between the parliaments of the two countries. In this regard, the parties underscored the fact of developing relations between parliamentary friendship groups, mutual visits, relations between parliamentary committees and noted that the two legislatures’ cooperation might contribute to the further development of Armenian-Iranian relations. “Iran and Armenia enjoy deeply-rooted ties of...

26.09.2017 • Armenian Music Concert at the Embassy of Italy to Iran

On September 26, an Armenian music concert was organized at the Embassy of Italy to Iran during which Teni and Tema Hakobyans, Iranian-Armenian musicians, performed the songs of Komitas, Babajanyan and other famous songwriters. Ambassador Toumanian and his wife were among the invited guests too.  

26.09.2017 • Celebration of the World Tourism Day in Tehran

On September 26, World Tourism Day 2017 was commemorated at the Headquarters of the Islamic Summit. A lot of tourism experts and heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Tehran took part in the celebration. Mr. Toumanian, Ambassador of Armenia to Iran participated in the event too.  

26.09.2017 • Ambassador Toumanian Participated in “Iran Plast” International Exhibition

On September 26, Ambassador Toumanian visited “Iran Plast” International Exhibition in Tehran. Ambassador got acquainted with presented expositions and talked to the participants of the Exhibition as well as the members of Iran-Armenia Chamber of commerce and Armenian businessmen.  

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