Ournov Meets ARF Reps. Before Ending Term

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Russia regards the Armenian Revolutionary Federation as an organization which promotes the strengthening of relations between Armenia and Russia–commented Russian ambassador to Armenia Andrei Ournov Monday–during a meeting with ARF Executive Council of Armenia members Vahan Hovanessian–Armen Rustamian and Edward Ghazarian.

In discussing relations with the ARF–Ournov stressed that his diplomatic tour was ending–however–he assured that his replacement would continue its cooperation with the ARF and would continue its policy of consulting with the political party.

The ARF leaders praised Ournov and stated that he always advocated for enhancing strategic cooperation between Armenia and Russia–which has greatly contributed to the close ties between the two countries–the party’s press service reported Monday.

Reports from Yerevan also indicated that Iranian ambassador to Armenia Hamid-Reza Nikka Esfahani will also be completing his diplomatic tour and a new ambassador is expected in Yerevan soon.


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