Oct 7, 2014, 12:44 AM
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Armenian Academic: Armenia never forgets Iran's supports

Tehran, Oct 7, IRNA – Head of Armenia Lazarian International Relations Institute said that Armenia will never forget Iran's supports after its independence.

Anahid Roustamian made the remarks in a meeting here on Monday afternoon dubbed as 'Historical and cultural ties between Iran and Armenia'.

Armenia, after its independence in 1991 had no facilities such as electricity and gas and Iran offered a lot of support to the country, which will never be forgotten.

Reminding academic cooperation between the two countries since 1996, Roustamian expressed hope that the students can take more steps in this direction.

The president of the institute said that we are here at the invitation of Organization of Culture and Islamic Communications and our main goal is to sign Memoranda of Understanding for exchanging students and discussing different fields of cooperation in the future.

Head of International Relations Studies in Yerevan State University Gorgan Vartaian also said in the meeting that the two countries have had long historical ties, in which all three presidents of the country after independence had visit to Iran in their top priorities.

He added that Iran is the biggest neighbor and ally of Armenia and pointed out that Iran has always been an independent country, but Armenia is still trying to stabilize its independence.

Deputy head of Iran-Eurasia Study Institute, for her part, welcomed Armenian delegation to Iran.

Mandana Teishe-yar, by referring to historical ties and common myths between the two nations, added that common myths, history and culture have created a joint identity for Iran and Armenia.

She continued that Iran's 11th government has based its diplomacy in the Caucasus region upon cultural diplomacy and we believe expansion of cultural relations would lead to economic relations expansion.

Teishe-yar expressed hope that by creating reciprocal scientific opportunities, researchers of the two countries can implement more joint scientific plans.