Tehran, Yerevan sign sisterhood agreement

The mayors of Tehran and Yerevan signed a sisterhood agreement between the two capitals.

The signing ceremony was held with the participation of Tehran Mayor Alireza Zakani, Yerevan Mayor Hrachya Sargsyan, and Armenian Ambassador Arsen Avagyan at Milad Tower Conference Hall, Mehr News Agency wrote.

Zakani said, “One of the definitive policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran is establishing relations, cooperation and good neighborliness. Armenia also enjoys a special status in Iran, as we are keen to expand bilateral relations.”

The Tehran mayor further added, “The relations between Iran and Armenia date back to hundreds of years ago, therefore, in the current situation.”

“Tehran Municipality has capabilities and needs; we can best provide our capabilities to Yerevan Municipality and use Armenia’s capabilities to meet our needs,” Zakani stressed.

Yerevan’s mayor, for his part, pointed to long-standing and deep-rooted Iran-Armenia relations and said, “We haven’t fully used our capabilities and potentials that the two neighboring countries have.”

Sargsyan added that he paid a visit to the Tehran subway system and was impressed by the Iranian capital’s metro. “For this reason, if possible, I request that a working group be sent to Armenia from Tehran Municipality. I think we can cooperate both in terms of new technologies and in relation to subway spare parts,” the Armenian mayor said.

He further voiced hope that the sisterhood agreement will lay the ground for more cooperation between the two municipalities.

Armenian Ambassador Arsen Avagyan, for his part, said that the embassy will spare no effort to materialize the provisions of the agreement between Tehran and Yerevan municipalities.