TEHRAN -- Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian has underlined the Islamic Republic’s principled position of attaching respect to countries’ national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
In a meeting with Georg Papuyan, the visiting head of the Iran-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Amir-Abdollahian demanded peaceful resolution of border differences between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Last month, simmering tensions between the estranged neighbors caused a fresh flare-up over the region, leaving more than 200 soldiers dead. This was the most recent flare-up in tensions between the two Caucasus countries since thousands were killed in a 44-day war over the territory that ended in November 2020.
Amir-Abdollahian appraised the quality of Iran and Armenia’s relations as “good and progressive,” underlining the Islamic Republic’s intention towards further expansion of the ties.
For his part, the Armenian official likewise evaluated the status of the bilateral ties as favorable, expressing gratitude towards the Islamic Republic over its positions concerning regional developments.