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He added that Iran is determined to expand cooperation and friendly relations with the neighbors, including Armenia, and considers no limit for that.
'Expansion of relations with Armenia, as friendly country and a neighbor, has been of significance for Iran,' he added.
The president referred to historical, cultural and civilizational relations between Iran and Armenia in the region and their shared stances which are at a favorable level.
He said as far as commercial and economic relations and cooperation are concerned, more efforts need to be taken to make maximum use of potentials to expand ties in favor of the two nations.
Noting that Iran and Armenia can have favorable cooperation in the fields of energy, transit and industries, he said expansion of cooperation and relations on bilateral and multilateral levels will be very important for expansion of regional relations.
The president said Iran's joining the Eurasian economic union plays an important role in formation of new cooperation and relations in the region and said capacity of free trade zones on borders of the two countries should be used to expand cooperation for trade and economic relations between Iran and Armenia.
Calling conditions in regional countries, including Syria, Armenia and Iraq, Rouhani said settlement of ongoing crises and issues in any of the countries will please and benefit the entire region and to this end, Iran and Armenia can have good cooperation with each other.
Karapetyan said in turn that potential of Iran and Armenia should be used to maximize economic cooperation between them.
He asked presence of Iranian investors and companies in Armenian free zones.
He noted that Iran's stances on international level are in line with the expansion of close ties.
'Iran's balanced stances will be in line with regional issues, guaranteeing more peace and stability in the region.'