Armenia, Iran talk major transport projects, age-old relations

September 2, 2021 – 17:05 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian spoke over the phone on Wednesday, September 1 to discuss age-old bilateral ties and major regional projects.

Mirzoyan and Abdollahian both congratulated each other on assuming the office of Foreign Minister of their countries. The two weighed in on the effective cooperation of the two countries on bilateral and multilateral platforms.

The prospects for expanding cooperation in the economic sphere were emphasized, and the role of the joint intergovernmental commission of was noted.

The Foreign Ministers also stressed the importance of the effective application of the multilateral agreement on the creation of the Persian Gulf-Black Sea international transport corridor.

The sides also exchanged views on regional and international security issues. Mirzoyan drew the attention of his colleague to the situation resulting from the illegal incursion of the Azerbaijani armed forces into the territory of , stressing the inadmissibility of such behavior, which is a serious threat to regional stability.

Azerbaijani forces violated Armenia’s border in several sections in the provinces of Syunik and Gegharkunik on May 12 and 13 and are still refusing to withdraw their troops from the area. Since then, almost a dozen Armenian servicemen have been killed in Azerbaijan’s shooting, a dozen others have been wounded, while six troops were captured on May 27, although four of them have already returned home.

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