Jun 7, 2019, 9:44 PM
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Armenia PM: Yerevan interested in developing ties with Iran

Saint Petersburg, June 7, IRNA – Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that Yerevan is interested in promoting economic cooperation with Iran in the framework of Eurasian Economic Union.

Addressing the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Pashinyan said the Eurasian Economic Union has signed free trade zone agreement with Iran, adding that Armenia is able to a play major role in this regard.

He noted that Iran, Georgia and Armenia participation in the Eurasian Economic Union will be useful and will help develop all three states.

He went on to say that Armenia is ready for reinforcing cooperation in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union and at the same time is developing its relations with the European Union.

Yerevan believes that convergence and cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union are undeniable, he said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Armenian Prime Minister invited foreign investors to visit Armenia and promised them to pave ground for the investment.

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum started work with the presence of 140 countries namely the Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Zia Hashemi on Thursday.

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economy. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.

Over the last 21 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole.

The Chief Executive Officer of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and UN Secretary General António Guterres also attended the event.

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