Isfahan, May 6, IRNA - Armenian Ambassador to Tehran Karen Nazarian said in Isfahan on Sunday that Iran is the favorite country of the Armenians. In a meeting with Isfahan Mayor Morteza Saqaian-nejad, he reiterated interest of his fellow countrymen in Iranian culture.
He said that the memorial ceremony marking the martyrdom of Armenians held in Isfahan was warmly welcomed by the people of Armenia and accounts for further popularity of Iranians in this country.
"Iran-Armenia relations over the past centuries have brought their nations closer to each other citing the monuments with Iranian-Islamic architecture observed in Armenia," he added.
The Armenian diplomat said that the support of Iranian government and people for his country, the presence of Armenian community in the provincial capital of Isfahan and the sister cities of Isfahan and Yerevan are the factors effective for strengthening bilateral ties.
For his part, Saqaian-nejad said that special attention is paid by the municipality of Isfahan to reconstruction of Julfa neighborhood in this central city which is resided by the Iranian Armenians.
Meanwhile, he called for further expansion of relations between the two countries.
"Inauguration of Iran-Armenia gas pipeline shows the deep ties between the two states," he added.
Saqaian-nejad said that cooperation between the two sides are expected to increase in educational, trade and tourism sectors.
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