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Armenian Defense Minister: Security, defensive ties with Tehran priority of Yerevan

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Moscow, Feb 19, IRNA -- Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan said in Munich Security Conference that establishment and deepening ties with Iran and Georgia in Armenian security approach and military doctrine is very important.

He said on Sunday that Armenia has long back history of relations with Iran and Georgia and large population of Armenians are living in the two countries.

Sargsyan added that Iran had always been a friend of Armenia as Yerevan and Tehran have been able to maintain good neighboring relations upon reciprocal respect.

He said that Iran has a balanced approach in Karabakh dispute and is continuing its efforts to settle the problem justly.

Sargsyan said that Islamic Republic of Iran has shown a lot of respect for Armenian cultural heritage and accompany with Armenian Apostles Church is offering a wide range of efforts to register four churches in the UNESCO List.

Iran, Armenia relations is a model for religious restraint, reciprocal respect and civilization dialogue, he added.

In 3-day Munich Security Conference , which kicked off Friday, internationally important issues such as future of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), global order, human security, terrorism, extremism, regional issues including southeast Asia, Korea peninsula , Arab world, Syria and Ukraine were considered and discussed in the presence of hundreds of senior officials and characters from world different countries.

Armenia has common border with Iran, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan Republic.

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