Iran considers security of Armenia and region to be its own security – Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 21, ARMENPRESS. Iran considers the security of Armenia and the region as its security and the decision to open the consulate-general in the town of Kapan is the important manifestation that Iran is displaying for the millennia-old relations with the Armenian people, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said during the inauguration of the Iranian consulate-general in Kapan.
FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Consul-General Morteza Abedin Varamin is a professional diplomat. He expressed conviction that the staffers of the Iranian consulate-general in Kapan will have the support of the Iranian government, the Iranian embassy in Yerevan, the Armenian government, the leadership of the Province of Syunik and the town of Kapan, and the kind attitude of locals.
“The Iranian government’s decision on establishing a consulate-general in Kapan is the important manifestation which the Iranian government and people are giving to the millennia-old relations of Iran and the Armenian people. In the presence of the respected and hospitable citizens of Kapan I’d like to say that Iran considers the security of Armenia and the region as its own security. Our policy is to respect territorial integrity, as well as the internationally recognized borders,” the Iranian FM said.
He expressed hope that through the efforts of the embassy and the consulate-general in Kapan they will try to further develop trade-economic relations.
The Iranian Foreign Minister emphasized that the Province of Syunik is one of the most important sections of the North-South corridor. “We consider Armenia to be one of the most important countries located on the North-South highway. And we will put maximum efforts for this transit route, as well as shipments and passenger traffic to be further developed,” he added, conveying the warm greetings of the Iranian government and people.