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Welcoming Armenia's interest in purchasing more natural gas from Iran, Zanganeh said promoting collaboration with the neighboring state in gas and power sectors is on the agenda.

Rouhani made the statement in a meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan in Tehran on Tuesday, reported.

In a meeting with Iranian parliament speaker on Monday, Karapetyan unveiled Armenia's plans to create a free trade zone near its common border with Iran that would involve European and Eurasian investors.

Lauding Tehran-Yerevan ties as "age-old", the vice president said the relationship between the people of the two countries is based on numerous commonalities.

Meanwhile, Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi met his Armenian counterpart Vahan Martirosyan and discussed cooperation opportunities in the fields of internet bandwidth transit, cybersecurity and postal exchange between the two countries. "I can say with pleasure that these relations are at a high level, and bilateral cooperation continues to develop in the sphere of mutual understanding", he was quoted as saying.

He pointed to cooperation with Armenia in the area of global transit, adding "in the past two years, Iraq's transit to Europe via Armenia has increased by 10 times".

He also noted that the two countries will further their cooperation in the fields of internet transit, postal exchange, information technology and cybersecurity.

Karen Karapetyan is also set to visit Ararat Sports Club where he is scheduled to meet with representatives of the local Armenian community, including the business community.

Expressing satisfaction with the harmonious course of political relations between the two countries, Rouhani said the two governments will work harder to exploit their untapped potentials for closer economic cooperation. The President of Iran stressed that he is ready to contribute to the initiatives of the governments of the two countries, as well as to the implementation of joint programs.

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