In spite of professing different religions, the Armenians and Iranians have been living peacefully side by side for centuries, Iranian ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Raiesi stated during a conference at Matenadaran under the title “Two nations, two cultures and two religions,” Iran’s news agency ISNA reported.
Referring to Armenian-Iranian relations, the Iranian ambassador said, in part: “The Armenians and Iranians proved during history that the two peoples professing two divine religions, Christianity and Islam, have lived side by side in absolute peace and calm.”
Mohammad Raiesi, speaking of Iranian-Armenians and bilateral cultural relations, said: “Currently Iranian-Armenians are represented in Iranian Majlis by two MPs – those from northern and southern Iranian-Armenian communities (Tehran and Isfahan). Chair of Armenian Language and Literature has been operating in the University of Isfahan for more than 50 years. Besides, there are Armenian schools, publishing houses and other cultural institutions in Iran.”