Tehran, Nov 8, IRNA - The Islamic Republic of Iran and Armenia signed on Thursday in Yerevan a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on expansion of defense cooperation between the two countries.
According to public relations department of Defense Ministry, the MoU was signed by Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar and his Armenian counterpart Micheal Harutyunyan.
At the meeting, the two ministers called for bolstering of ties between the two countries.
The MoU underlines promotion of mutual cooperation and exchange of delegations between the two countries.
Iran, Armenia review expansion of defense cooperation
Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar conferred on Thursday in Yerevan with Armenian President Robert Kocharian on expansion of cooperation between the two countries.
According to Public Relations Department of Iran's Defense Ministry, at the meeting, the Armenian president welcomed the recent visit of the Iranian defense minister and expressed the hope that it would bear fruitful results for both sides.
Supporting the agreement signed by the two countries' defense ministries, he called for implementation of the agreements endorsed by the two sides' presidents in Iran-Armenia joint statement.
The Iranian defense minister, for his part, called his meetings with Armenian military officials as fruitful and promising.
Iran believes in good neighborliness and establishment of mutual understanding with countries of the region and is to do its utmost to consolidate peace in the Caucuses region, Persian Gulf and other parts, Najjar said.
It is vital to defuse crisis and security threats in order to prevent unilateralism which would disrupt the world order, he said adding that comprehensive and all-out tranquillity and security would be established through collective cooperation and understanding among countries of the region.
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