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.
"As expected the declaration from the 5th Eastern Partnership summit did not change in any significant way the approach of the EU to the eastern neighbourhood. However the declaration has something for everybody, and there are interesting nuances in the text that can form the basis in the future for the next steps in the EU's engagement with the region", commonspace.eu political editor said in a comment.
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.