Ahmadinejad Off to Armenia

A02539501.jpgIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, heading a high-ranking delegation, left Tehran for Armenia on Monday. During the two-day visit which will take place at the invitation of Armenian President Robert Kocharian, the Iranian president is accompanied by his first vice-president, defense minister, vice-president for executive affairs and oil ministry caretaker.

Ahmadinejad is scheduled to meet senior Armenian officials and sign several agreements on mutual cooperation with that country.

Addressing university students in Yerevan and also a meeting with Iranian expatriates are in Ahmadinejad’s itinerary as well.

Over 3,000 Iranian students are studying at different Armenian universities while 120,000 Armenians are living in Iran.

The two countries’ trade exchanges amount to over USD20 mln.

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