YEREVAN. – Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia had a telephonic conversation with President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran, the PM’s press service reported.

The interlocutors discussed a number of issues on the agenda related to the further development of Armenian-Iranian relations. They stressed the importance of close cooperation between the governments of the two countries—and aimed at strengthening their economic ties.

Also, Pashinyan and Raisi touched upon the processes taking place in the region.

Separately, the Iranian president congratulated the premier and the Armenian people on the occasion of the New Year and Armenian Christmas holidays.

In his turn, PM Pashinyan congratulated the Christians of Iran on the New Year and Christmas, and thanked Iran for creating the necessary conditions for the preservation of the identity of local Armenians.

The interlocutors agreed to continue high-level contacts between the two countries.