ArmInfo. Yerevan calls for the establishment of security, stability and peace in the region. The Ambassador of Armenia to Tehran Artashes Tumanyan stated this at a meeting with the head of the economic commission of the Iranian parliament Elias Hazrati.
At the same time, he expressed the conviction that political relations between the two countries are favorable. The Armenian ambassador stated that the Iranian and Armenian authorities at recent meetings discussed ways to counter US sanctions and further relations between Tehran and Yerevan. Pointing to projects for the export of gas and electricity from Iran to Armenia and the interim agreement of Iran and the EAEU on the establishment of a free trade zone, the Armenian ambassador expressed hope for the implementation of bilateral agreements, the development of trade and increased joint investments. Hazrati at this meeting also called for deepening and expanding universal ties, adding that the economic commission of the Iranian parliament is ready to contribute to the implementation of agreements in the field of energy transfer, IRNA reports. Recall that Armenia and Iran carry out a barter transaction under the scheme of 3 kW / h of electricity from Armenia in exchange for 1 cubic meter of gas from Iran. The annual supply of Iranian gas to Armenia is about 300-350 million cubic meters. In the near future, the parties intend to significantly increase the volume of barter operations due to the construction of a 400-kilovolt Iran-Armenia power transmission line with a total value of $ 107 million.