07, 2023

President Vahagn Khachaturyan had a farewell meeting with Ambassador of Iran to Armenia Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri

President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Armenia Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri today in connection with completing the diplomatic mission.
In his welcome remarks, President Khachaturyan thanked Ambassador Zohouri for his efforts in the development of Armenian-Iranian relations during his diplomatic service.

"I wish to extend special gratitude for your work and your personal efforts in the development of relations between our two countries. It so happened that in the period of your service, you were in Armenia during one of the most challenging periods of our newly independent history, and we sensed the support of both you and the Islamic Republic of Iran. You also understand what support means for those countries that need help and support at such time.

I am confident that in the course of your future activities you will continue to do your best to promote the development of relations between our two countries," the President noted and wished the Ambassador success in his diplomatic service.

Ambassador Zohouri expressed his gratitude to President Khachaturyan for the reception and noted, "The relations between Iran and Armenia have a deep-rooted history and, certainly, we have achieved a high level in all fields at present. The work done as well as the bilateral cooperation is set at a very high level. I am hopeful that in the future we will witness further development of these relations."

During the meeting, the sides discussed a wide range of issues related to the continuous development of Armenian-Iranian multi-level cooperation.

The sides touched upon the currently existing close cooperation in the fields of energy, environmental protection, infrastructure, and the possibilities of implementing new joint projects in the mentioned fields. A special emphasis was placed on the need to promote interaction in the fields of science and high technology.

During the discussion, ideas were exchanged on the prospects of closer trade and economic, political and cultural cooperation between Armenia and Iran and expansion of cooperation in fields of mutual interest.

Both sides highlighted the importance of the construction of the North-South corridor and its significance for the countries of the region.


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