ArmInfo. On October 1, the visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani to Armenia is expected. Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, answering the question about what specific agreements between the heads of the two states in Tehran began to be implemented, announced this on September 16 at a press conference in Vanadzor.
According to the prime minister, the development of relations between Yerevan and Tehran is directly related to the geopolitical conjuncture that has developed around Iran. In this situation, Nikol Pashinyan continued, the implementation of joint projects is directly related to the sanctions imposed on Iran, which impedes the implementation of joint projects. "It is important to develop relations with Iran, and not to spoil them with other countries," the head of the Armenian government concluded.
To recall, Hassan Rouhani arrives in Yerevan to participate in the summit of the EAEU Heads of State. . The visit provides for the signing of an interim agreement leading to the formation of a free trade zone between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). An interim FTZ agreement was ratified on June 10 by the Iranian parliament.
The EAEU countries and Iran signed an interim agreement on the creation of a free trade zone during the Astana Economic Forum on May 17, 2018. It is planned for three years and provides for the establishment of an FTA on a limited range of goods between the EAEU and Iran.