Aug 11, 2022 07:57 UTC
  •  President Raeisi: Iran ready to help establish peace in Caucasus

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi has told Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian that Iran is ready to use all its capacities to establish peace and stability in the Caucasus region and its growth and development.

In a phone conversation Wednesday, Raeisi described relations between the two countries as historical and deep, emphasizing the necessity of planning to increase the level of sustainable economic cooperation between Tehran and Yerevan.

The president touched on the recent border skirmishes between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops, saying the "adherence of the signatories of the tripartite ceasefire statement to its provisions and solving the remaining issues through dialogue and diplomatic solutions is the best way to create peace and security in the Caucasus region", the Tasnim news agency reported.

President Raeisi on Wednesday evening touched on the "strategic statements" of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei during his meetings with the presidents of Russia and Turkey last month regarding the sensitivity of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards its borders in the Caucasus region and confronting any attempt to change them.

"Iran does not accept any changes in the political geography of the region and is ready to use all its capacities to establish peace and stability in the Caucasus region and its growth and development," the Iranian president said.

The Armenian prime minister gave a detailed report on the recent conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan in this telephone conversation.

Pashinian also expressed his satisfaction with the development of Tehran-Yerevan relations and emphasized his country's readiness to facilitate the transit of goods between the two countries and to increase cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, including road and energy.

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