Sari, Mazandaran prov, May 13, IRNA-Head of Armenia's Chamber of Commerce Martin Sarkisian said on Saturday that only Iran can act as a highway to connect Armenia to the world.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the first specialized exhibition on the products of his country in the provincial capital of Sari, he said that since the independence of Armenia Iran has been his country's major partner in all modern economic fields over the past decade.
He referred to the great attraction of the exhibition on potentials of Mazandaran province in Armenia to businessmen and said that it paved the way for inking several cooperation agreements between the two sides.
"Armenia's first exhibition in Sari aims to introduce the province to Armenian producers. As a first experience, we hope that the event will help strengthen bilateral relations," he added.
The Armenian official said that his country and Mazandaran province mostly cooperate in scientific, medical and agricultural fields as well as rendering various services.
For his part, Deputy Head of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, Alaeddin Mir-Mohammad Sadeqi, referred to 30 chambers at the provincial capitals across the country and said, "Even in some provincial cities chambers of commerce have been established, which can prepare the ground for cooperation with other countries." He added that continued communication between the two sides will be in the interest of both Iran and and Armenia.
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