On February 10 the RA NA President Hovik Abrahamyan took part in the official reception dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic revolution of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Welcoming the attendees the RA NA President said in particular:
On behalf of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and on my own behalf I would like to congratulate you, Mr. Ambassador, and in your person, the friendly people of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
The relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran date back to ancient times and have a rich history. The friendship between Armenia and Iran serves as an exemplary relationship of the peoples and countries that is determined not only by our immediate neighbourhood, but also mutual trust between our peoples that allow easier and warm contacts at different levels. Our friendship has withstood the trial of time and many challenges dictated by events.
Armenia highly appreciates its warm relations with Iran. These relations are conditioned by a number of factors of vital importance to Armenia: mutual economic benefits, peculiarities of geopolitical location of our countries and historical and cultural commonalities.
As one of the key states of the Near East, the Iran initiated multi-faceted relationship with newly-independent states of the South Caucasus, in particular with Armenia. Close economic relations have gradually been developed between Armenia and Iran. Efficient cooperation is established in energy, transport, environment, inter-regional, scientific-education and cultural spheres. Today, we may say without hesitation that Armenian-Iranian relationship is at a high level and continues to develop in the atmosphere of mutual trust, thus not only promoting bilateral relations, but fostering regional stability as well.
The cooperation between the highest legislative bodies of the Republic of Armenia and the Islamic Republic of Iran has its own contribution in the development of relations between our two countries. I am pleased to mention, that good traditions of cooperation have been established in inter-parliamentary relations, in particular between Parliamentary Friendship Groups in our two legislative bodies. As President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia I am ready to bring my personal contribution in further deepening of these relations in the interest of strengthening of our centuries-old friendship.
I am confident, that we will continue with our efforts to this end not only for the sake of our two peoples, but for the benefit of the whole region serving as an example of tolerance and solidarity for some states that encourage hostility and xenophobia at state level.
Dear Mr. Ambassador, while availing myself of this opportunity I would like to once more congratulate you on the occasion of the anniversary of the Victory of Islamic Revolution of Iran.I wish peaceful future, prosperity and further progress to the friendly people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.