YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Akbar Nateg Nuri addressed a message congratulating Armen Khachatrian on his recent election as Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly. The following is an excerpt from the message:
"I congratulate Your Excellency on you election as Chairman of the National Assembly of our neighboring and friendly country. I am sure that after the sad events the election of Your Excellency will become a major step towards strength and stability in the Republic of Armenia. I never doubt that–with you in this office–cooperation between our countries–especially between our countries’ parliamen’s–will further develop through combined efforts.
"We pray to the All Mighty and ask Him to bestow health and success on Your Excellency and prosperity on the people of Armenia."