Zarif in Armenia for Talks on Multilateral Cooperation

Zarif in Armenia for Talks on Multilateral Cooperation

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Armenian on Wednesday for negotiations on multilateral regional cooperation and Tehran-Yerevan ties.

Zarif has traveled to Armenia on the third leg of a tour of the Caucasus region that took him earlier to the Republic of Azerbaijan and Russia.

Speaking to reporters upon arrival in Yerevan, the top Iranian diplomat hailed Armenia as “an old neighbor and friend of the Islamic Republic”.

He also said that he has held negotiations about “multilateral cooperation” during his stays in Baku and Moscow, considering the significance of the issue after a January 11 summit among Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

“The ground is prepared for cooperation among regional countries, particularly in the economic sphere. Such cooperation could entail long-term peace and stability,” he added.

On his schedule in Yerevan, Zarif said he is going to hold talks with Pashinyan and with his Armenian counterpart about “the bilateral relations between Iran and Armenia, and the multilateral cooperation in the region.”

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