TEHRAN (FNA)–Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Mansour Borqe’i called on Iranian and Armenian officials to use “all existing potentials and capabilities” to increase trade ties and exchanges between the two countries.
“Iran and Armenia should use all the existing potentials to expand commercial activities and mutual investment by the (two countries’) private sector,” Borqe’i said on Tuesday, addressing an international conference here in Tehran on the trade and investment opportunities in Armenia.
“We believe that private sector investors can assess investment opportunities in the two countries better than the state can,” he added.
Borqe’i said Iran is Armenia’s seventh largest economic partner, but this place is not appropriate for the two countries’ relations. He further urged for the promotion of economic ties between Tehran and Yerevan.
He described the development of infrastructure networks linking the two countries as an introductory move for the expansion of all-out ties between the two countries, and called on Iranian and Armenian officials to do their best in this regard.