09/25/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2023 06:12
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Armenia Mehdi Sobhani.
The Prime Minister congratulated the Ambassador on the occasion of being appointed to the new post and expressed hope that during his term of office Armenia-Iran relations will continue to develop and strengthen. Nikol Pashinyan emphasized that the two countries should maintain active communication during the difficult period for the region. The Prime Minister emphasized that there is a reliable dialogue with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, which contributes to the consistent deepening of the Armenian-Iranian partnership.
Mehdi Sobhani thanked for the warm reception and emphasized the interest of the Iranian government to develop relations with Armenia in all fields. The Ambassador once again emphasized the clear position of the Iranian side regarding the protection of Armenia's territorial integrity. Mr. Sobhani expressed concerns regarding the humanitarian situation created in Nagorno Karabakh and emphasized the importance of protecting the security and rights of Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh.
The interlocutors touched upon a number of issues on the agenda of Armenian-Iranian relations. In particular, issues related to the implementation of joint programs in the spheres of economy, trade, infrastructure development, healthcare, education, science, culture and other directions were discussed.