Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan paid an official visit to Iran on 27-28 February during which he held discussions with the leadership of the Islamic Republic, and met Armenian communities in Tehran and Isfahan.
Pashinyan's visit came despite US attempts to isolate Tehran.
In a number of speeches in 2018, before and after became prime minister, highlighted good relations with Iran as one of his foreign policy priorities.
Welcoming the Armenian prime minister, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, called Iran and Armenia as good neighbours who have been enjoying good relationship during history, and said despite opposition by the United States both Iran and Armenia should make their relations "strong, durable and amicable", Tehran Times reported.
Hundreds of members of the large and influential Armenian community in Iran gathered at the Ararat Sports Complex in Tehran on Wednesday to welcome visiting Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan. “Our destiny is no longer in the west, north or south, but in our hands”, Pashinyan told the enthusiastic audience.
The website of the Armenian government said that Nikol Pashinyan and Mamuka Bakhtadze "emphasised the importance of Armenian-Georgian relations in all spheres and expressed confidence that further active cooperation will promote the development and expansion of cooperation between the two neighbouring and friendly states in a number of directions".
Addressing the Council meeting in Geneva, ahead of the vote on Friday (22 March), Georgia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Lasha Darsalia, said that the recent death of Irakli Kvaratskhelia whilst in detention in Abkhazia highlighted the urgency of the matter.