The agreement on the Iranian nuclear program opens new prospects for strengthening regional and international cooperation, Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandyan said on Friday.
"This agreement is important not only from the point of view of strengthening stability and security, but it also paves the way for developing mutually beneficial regional and international cooperation," Nalbandyan said at the opening of III International Forum of MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) Graduates being held in Yerevan.
According to the Russian News Agency TASS, Nalbandian told the gathering, "We are now working with Iranian colleagues in several promising spheres". "Iran's more active international economic involvement can make the region much more attractive from the economic point of view," he stressed.
The III MGIMO International Forum was officially inaugurated by Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan on Friday, 23 October 2015.
source: commonspace.eu with Tass
photo: The participants of the III International Forum of MGIMO Graduates which opened in Yerevan on 23 October 2015.
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