- Iran has invited Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to take part in the forthcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
During a Monday meeting with Sargsyan, Iran's Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar extended President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's invitation to his Armenian counterpart to attend the NAM summit.
The 16th NAM summit will be held in Tehran on August 26-31, during which the Islamic Republic will also assume the rotating presidency of the movement for three years.
Accepting the invitation, the Armenian leader said consultations between the two countries' officials will help further strengthen bilateral ties.
- He described the mutual relations between Iran and Armenia as 'very good' and growing, adding that, "Armenia will do its best to implement the previous[ly-signed] agreements."
Mohammad-Najjar, for his part, said Yerevan has a special place in Iran's foreign policy and called for increasing bilateral transactions, given the 'great' capacities between Tehran and Yerevan.
The Iranian minister expressed the country's preparedness to sign memoranda of understandings (MoU) in the field of security with Armenia.
Iran is prepared to share its experiences in countering drug trafficking , organized crimes, crisis management and dam building with Yerevan, he added.
Mohammad-Najjar also held a separate meeting with Armenian Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamian later on Monday.
The Iranian minister arrived in Yerevan on Monday on a two-day visit.
Mohammad-Najjar was welcomed by Armenia's Emergency Situations Minister Armen Yeritsya.
Iran and Armenia have taken major strides towards promoting their mutual relations over the recent years, particularly in the energy sector.