Iran Prez. Khatami Conveys Greetings to Catholicos Aram I

IRANIAN PRESIDENT KHATAMI CONVEYS GREETINGS TO CATHOLICOS OF GREAT
CILICIAN HOUSE

TEHRAN, August 5 (Noyan Tapan). Iranian President Mohammad Khatami
paid a three-day official visit to Tavriz on August 2 for presiding
over the economic, cultural, religious and other programs and
arrangements. This information was provided by the Armenian “Alik”
(“Wave”) daily newspaper of Tehran, referring to the press divan of
the national residence of the Armenian Diocese of Atrpatakan.

Archimandrite Nshan Topuzian, Head of the Armenian Diocese of
Atrpatakan, and Gevorg Vardanian, a deputy of the Islamic parliament
of the Armenians of Northern Iran, met the Iranian President at Tavriz
airport. The holy father on behalf of Catholicos of the Great Cilician
House Aram I, the national authorities of the Armenian Diocese of
Atrpatakan, the deputy and the Armenian community welcomed President
Khatami and conveyed the best wishes of the Supreme Patriarch in
connection with this visit. President Khatami thanked for the best
wishes and in his turn conveyed greetings to the Catholicos of the
Great Cilician House. The holy father, the staffs of the Deputy
Assembly of the Diocese and the Diocesan Council also partcipated in a
number of cultural arrangements held under the chairmanship of
President Khatami during two days.

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