On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, with a high-ranking delegation of diplomats and businessmen from the country’s private sector, met his Armenian counterpart, Eduard Nalbandyan in the Armenian capital of Yerevan to discuss about a range of issues, including ways to improve bilateral relations between the two countries. Zarif highlighted the necessity for further efforts to expand the ties in political and economic areas and to increase closer Tehran-Yerevan cooperation in the areas of oil, gas, electricity, and transit. He also stressed the need to facilitate transportation and eliminate problems fronting by companies of the two countries for cooperation. The Armenian Foreign Minister, for his part, hailed bilateral relations between Iran and Armenia as increasing and said that his country is ready to boost the relations with the Islamic Republic in all areas, economy in particular. After the meeting, Zarif participated in a joint business forum of the two countries in Yerevan and delivered a speech at the event.
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