Ahmadinejad Stresses Boosting of All-Out Ties with Yerevan

A0205469.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tehran welcomes development of all-out ties with Armenia, in the spheres of transportation, culture, sports, tourism and energy in particular.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with his Armenian counterpart Robert Kocharian here on Wednesday, a statement released by the Presidential Press Office said.

During the meeting, Ahmadinejad noted 6 rounds of successful joint cooperation commission meetings and said that the two countries also enjoy desirable and expandable cooperation in dealing with regional and international issues, expressing the hope that the visit to Tehran by the Armenian President would be a significant step ahead in further progress and reinvigoration of the two states’ mutual relations.

For his part, Armenian President Robert Kocharian expressed pleasure in visiting Tehran and said that it reminds him of beautiful reminiscences of the past, adding that his country and the Islamic Republic of Iran, fortunately, enjoy extensive relations.

Reminding that the two states have so far endorsed 90 agreements on joint cooperation, he called for taking the steps required for gaining practical results from the previously held agreements.

Kocharian also voiced Armenia’s enthusiasm for developing cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in various grounds, including energy, transportation, linking the two countries’ railroads and increasing the two states’ capacity of power exchange.

He also extended an invitation to President Ahmadinejad to pay a visit to Armenia and attend the inaugural ceremony of some joint projects.

The two sides are due to sign several cooperation agreements this afternoon.

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