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Iran, Armenia ink 10 agreements

Tehran, Nov 24, IRNA - Secretary of the National Security Council of Armenia Arthur Baghdasaryan told reporters on Monday that Iran, Armenia inked ten agreements on security, political and economic cooperation.

In a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Saeed Jalili, Baghdasaryan said that his talks with the Iranian officials have been fruitful.

Referring to his talks with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as promising, Baghdasaryan said that the two sides conferred on issues of mutual interest.

He also expressed pleasure with his acquaintance with Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili as a professional man.

The Armenian official said that Iran and Armenia are two friendly countries determined to boost mutual ties in security, political and economic fields as well as legal cooperation.

He extended his invitation to Jalili to visit Armenia.

Meanwhile, Jalili said that Tehran and Yerevan enjoy longstanding historical and friendly ties; therefore, they can develop those ties.

He added that the two countries would promote mutual relations and hold consultations on international and regional cooperation as well.

Jalili said that the two sides' talks focused on paving the way for cooperation based on mutual interest.

Baghdasaryan arrived in Tehran on Sunday and was accorded formal welcome by his Iranian counterpart.

Tehran-Baku trade value to hit $1b: ambassador

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Mehr News Agency) - Tehran-Baku trade value will rise to $1 billion in the near future, said the Azerbaijani ambassador to Tehran here on Monday.

According to the Mehr News Agency, Abbassali Hassanof stated that ten years ago the sides' trade value stood at $147 million that has reached $800 million now, saying the figure can be raised to $1 billion.

The official added that Iran and Azerbaijan have transactions in the fields of energy, electricity, gas, oil, constructional material, foodstuff, and automobiles.

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