YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Lebanese President Michel Aoun arrived for a state visit in Armenia on Thursday, February 22. He was received by President Serzh Sargsyan.
The presidents held a meeting followed by a press conference, during which they confirmed the close ties between the two nations.
“The interstate relations between our countries have a history of just 25 years, but the friendship between our peoples is centuries-long,” Sargsyan said as he welcomed his Lebanese counterpart at the Presidential Palace.
“The Armenian community has played a great role in the reinforcement of friendship between our peoples. We are grateful for the people and authorities of Lebanon for the careful attitude towards our compatriots,” he added.
Sargsyan also expressed his gratitude to the Lebanese authorities, including the Parliament, for acknowledging the fact of the Armenian Genocide.
Later, Sargsyan hosted an official dinner in honor of Aoun, during which they exchanged toasts and touched upon the Armenian-Lebanese interstate relations. Sargsyan and Aoun talked about the two peoples’ common history, the hardships faced together and their destinies that are intertwined with many threads of spiritual and cultural affinity.