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President Khatami calls for expansion of Iran-Armenia ties

Yerevan, Sept 8, IRNA -- President Mohammad Khatami on Wednesday stressed expansion of Tehran-Yerevan ties, especially between the two parliaments.

In a meeting with Armenian speaker Artur Baghdarsyan, Khatami said Tehran-Yerevan parliamentary cooperation would be effective in consolidating bilateral ties.

Khatami stressed close links in the destinies of the Iranian and Armenian nations, saying he was fully confident there are abundant capacities in both countries and they can tread the path to progress more speedily by helping each other.

He hoped that during his visit, talks between Iranian and Armenian officials would attain tangible and meaningful results.

Baghdarsyan voiced pleasure over presence of the high-level Iranian delegation in Armenia and said his countrymen had long been expecting the visit.

He referred to age-old friendship and presence of tens of thousand Armenians outside Armenian borders, including in Iran, saying the Iranian and Armenian nations' fate are interlinked.

He praised the role of Khatami in expansion of bilateral ties.

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