YEREVAN, OCTOBER 10, ARMENPRESS. The opening of the Consulate of Iran in Kapan town of Armenia aims at boosting the Armenian-Iranian relations, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in his remarks to Icana.
“This move, which will help strengthen the North-South transit route, was carried out with the aim of developing and strengthening cooperation between the two countries, especially in the economic sector. The Iranian Consulate has started its activities in Kapan,” Amir Abdollahian said as quoted by Tehran Times, adding that with the establishment of the Consulate, they will witness expansion and deepening of the relations between Iran and Armenia.
Morteza Abedin Varamin, the first Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kapan, has recently presented his appointment order to Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, Tehran Times reports. The Armenian FM called the opening of the Consulate an important and symbolic step, which he described as a bilateral readiness to further deepen and raise to a new quality the cooperation between the two countries.