TEHRAN (Armenpress)–Armenian President Robert Kocharian was officially welcomed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at his presidential office on Wednesday.
After the welcoming ceremonies–the two presidents spoke privately–and then presided over the first round of official talks with the countries’ delegations. President Ahmadinejad–during his opening remarks–expressed hope that Kocharian’s visit will be another important step to help boost bilateral contacts. Kocharian–in his turn–said progress was marked after his previous visit to Iran.
The Armenian delegation includes Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian–Minister of Energy Armen Movsisyan–Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakosian–and other top officials.
During his two-day stay–Kocharian is scheduled to hold separate meetings with senior Iranian officials–including Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.