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Armenian premier to discuss cooperation with Iran

October 20, 2014, 4:41 UTC+3 YEREVAN
Abrahamyan will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, and hold talks with first vice-president of Iran Eshaq Jahangiri
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YEREVAN, October 20. /TASS/. Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan will on Monday discuss in Tehran issues of further development of good-neighborly relations, political and economic cooperation with Iran, where he is heading on a two-day official visit, the Armenian government reported.

Abrahamyan will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, and hold talks with first vice-president of Iran Eshaq Jahangiri, the report said.

On Tuesday, the Armenian premier will head for Isfahan to meet with Province Governor Rasoul Zargarpour and representatives of the local Armenian diaspora.

Armenia and Iran are carrying out a number of joint economic programs. In particular, a gas pipeline has been laid, a joint hydropower plant on the Aras border river and a third high-voltage power transmission line to unite the two countries’ power grids are at the stage of design.

The two states are also considering construction of a railroad to link them.

Iran’s Armenian community counts some 130,000 people.

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