Armenian Parliament speaker stressed broadening ties with Iran

Tehran Times
Sept 4 2004

MOSCOW (IRNA) -- Armenian National Assembly Chairman Arthur Baqdasaryan
on Thursday called for further expansion of mutual cooperation between
his country and Iran in various areas.

In a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Yerevan, Ali-Reza Haqiqiyan,
Baqdasaryan said the forthcoming visit by Iran's President Mohammad
Khatami to Armenia is considered as a significant factor to promote
bilateral ties.

He also attached significance to Iran-Armenia mutual cooperation,
parliamentary relations and further communication between parliamentary
friendship groups of the two countries.

The Iranian diplomat, for his part, attached significance to
Khatami's visit to Yerevan and parliamentary cooperation between the
two countries.

"The Republic of Armenia enjoys special status in Iranian foreign
policy. Tehran calls for strengthening stability and security and
economy of Armenia, said Haqiqiyan.

President Mohammad Khatami is scheduled to pay an official visit to
the Republic of Armenia in near future.