YEREVAN. – Iran has not yet offered Armenia lower gas price than Russia, Armenian deputy energy minister Hayk Harutyunyan told reporters on Tuesday.
His remark came in response on the statement of the Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Seyed Kazem Sadjadi that “Iran is ready to sell gas to Yerevan at affordable prices.”
Armenia received specific price proposals, said the deputy minister without going into the details.
“Negotiations are being conducted. We will discuss it when we are offered a more competitive price,” said Harutyunyan.
According to him, the supply of Iranian gas to Armenia is constantly on the agenda.
“Iran is interested in increasing gas exports, while Armenia is interested in acquiring gas at more affordable prices. During the talks, we repeatedly said that we need alternative supplies, but Iran has not offered us lower prices yet,” Hayk Harutyunyan said.
As reported earlier, Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Seyed Kazem Sadjadi told reporters on Monday that Iran is ready to sell gas to Yerevan at affordable prices.