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Lebanon, Armenia vow to enhance ties


05:22, February 24, 2018


Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan (R) and his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun attend a joint press conference in Yerevan,Armenia, Feb. 22, 2018. Photo: Xinhua

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan met here with his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Aoun, on Thursday, with both sides pledging to enhance bilateral cooperation.

According to a statement released by the Armenian presidency, Sargsyan expressed Armenia's interest in deepening ties with "friendly" Lebanon, and is confident that Aoun's visit to Armenia would "open a new page in our relations."

For his part, Aoun expressed hope to enhance relations between the two nations. "There are a lot of areas we can work in for the benefit of our two countries," Aoun was quoted as saying.

The Lebanese president has been on an official two-day visit to Armenia since Wednesday.

Lebanon is home to an influential Armenian community which occupies six seats in the 128-member Lebanese parliament.

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