Citizens of Azerbaijan and Georgia can travel to Iran without visa under new visa requirement regulations, according to reports in the Iranian media. Citizens of the two South Caucasus countries, as well as Turkey, Bolivia, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria can stay in Iran without visa from 15 to 90 days.
According to a report carried by the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) the Iranian authorities are also considering a visa waiver program under which visa limitations for citizens of 60 countries around the globe will be lifted. The program is seen as part of the country's plans to develop its tourism industry.
source: commonspace.eu with IRIB
Armenia is marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first Republic in May 1918. Alexandre Petrossian, a young political analyst based in Yerevan, reflects on the difficulties encountered by the founding fathers, and the achievements of the first republic