Lebanon President Meets with Hovanessian

BEIRUT (Aztag)–Armenian presidential advisor and Armenian Revolutionary Federation Executive Council of Armenia leader Vahan Hovanessian met with Lebanese President Emil Lahoud Monday.

Hovanessian–who is visiting Lebanon on the invitation of that country’s ARF Central Committee–arrived in Beirut Saturday.

The ARF leader was accompanied to the presidential palace by Lebanon ARF Central Committee chairman Hovig Bertizlian and member of parliament Sebouh Hovnanian.

Lahoud and the Hovanessian-led delegation discussed Lebanese-Armenian relations–and other issues of mutual interest. At the close of the meeting–Hovnanian announced that Hovanessian conveyed greeting from President Robert Kocharian to his Lebanese counterpart.

Hovanessian spoke at a memorial gathering for the late ARF leader Hrair Maroukhian. He also held a press conference Monday at the offices of the Aztag newspaper.

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