Sun, 28 Feb 2021

Zarif thinks Armenia-Iran railroad really possible

27 Jan 2021, 23:07 GMT+10

PanARMENIAN.Net - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said he does see real opportunities for connecting Armenia and the Islamic Republic via railroad through Nakhichevan.

The project, he said, would benefit Iran, Armenia and the entire region, the Armenian Service of RFE/RL reports.

'We are working on the matter with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran,' Zarif added.

Zarif is in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, as part of his regional tour. He has already visited Baku and Moscow, and will travel to Ankara and Tbilisi afterwards.

'Productive consultations with Armenian PM and FM. Reviewed common regional challenges and opportunities following recent conflict. Agreed on further strengthening bilateral ties & regional cooperation - including on connectivity projects: turning old rivalries into future synergies,' Zarif tweeted after the meetings in Yerevan.

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