October 4, 2021 - 11:40 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia will never be involved in any conspiracy against Iran, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at a meeting with the members of the Armenian community of Lithuania on Sunday, October 3.
Pashinyan said he has met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi twice since the two assumed office in August.
"This fact shows how much we value our relations. It is not new that certain circles manage to publish materials in the Iranian press from time to time that Armenia is involved in some conspiracies against Iran. I am confident that our Iranian partners know that the Republic of Armenia has never been and will never be involved in any conspiracy against Iran, because we extremely value those relations and we will never forget that Iran was the “path of life” for Armenia in the early 90s. This is such a firm ground for our relations that rules out any involvement of Armenia in any anti-Iran conspiracy," Pashinyan said․
"It's another thing that the economic relations between the two countries are hampered by sanctions. Not only Armenia, but many other countries in the world have no opportunity to bypass this reality. Armenia will never be involved in any conspiracy against Iran. Just the opposite, we have major projects with Iran. During our discussions with Mr. Raisi we suggested that they should be accelerated, particularly, the 3rd high-voltage power transmission line is under construction. We hope to extend gas-for-electricity contract in the future. During the meetings I also suggested that we should return to the issue of the construction of Meghri reservoir and HPP, which I think is very important not only in terms of energy, but also in terms of joint management of water resources".