YEREVAN (Yerkir)–An Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) delegation met with Iranian President Mohammad Khatami in Yerevan on Thursday–describing the president’s official visit to Armenia as "a new stage" in Iranian-Armenian relations.
ARF Bureau representative Hrant Margarian–Bureau member Albert Ajemian–ARF Armenia Supreme Body representative Armen Rustamian–and National Assembly’s ARF faction leader Levon Mkrtchian represented the ARF who welcomed the Iranian president–reported the ARF press service.
Margarian stressed to Khatami that the visit is significant not only for the advancement of Armenian-Iranian relations–but also for regional issues. Pointing to the projects that were conceived and agreemen’s reached during the visit–Margarian conveyed confidence that this visit opens a new stage in the centuries-long friendship between the two nations.
In turn–President Khatami presented his impressions of the visit–saying that Armenia plays a key role in the region–as well as a unique role throughout history.
Addressing the role of the ARF–Khatami underscored its importance as a party and organization that unifies Armenia’s throughout the world and plays an important role in reinforcing political processes.