YEREVAN. – Iran views Armenia as a window towards entering the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) markets.
Reza Ardakanian, Minister of Energy of Iran, on Tuesday stated the aforementioned at the 15th meeting of the Armenian-Iranian Intergovernmental Commission, in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan.
In his view, Armenia can become a bridge between the 80-million strong Iranian market and the 160-million strong EAEU market—which comprises Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
“Armenian-Iranian political relations can contribute to the improvement of relations between the countries of the region, and promote multilateral cooperation,” Ardakanian noted, in particular.
He added that the development of international transport corridors and multimodal cargo transportation, as well as Iran’s possible participation in the construction of the North-South Road Corridor in Armenia, also will play a crucial role.
As per Reza Ardakanian, Armenia’s modernization of its border checkpoint with Iran is of great importance, too.