Aoun is greeted upon arrival at Yerevan Airport, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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President Michel Aoun called on Lebanese expatriates to take part in the upcoming parliamentary elections as he arrived in Armenia Wednesday on an official visit.Aoun left Iraq Wednesday midday for Armenia, arriving in Yerevan for a two-day official visit."We know about Armenia and its Christian history, for it is the first country to proclaim itself a Christian nation, despite the Roman oppression at the time," he said.Prior to his visit to Armenia, Aoun met with Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jabouri and former Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi in Baghdad early Wednesday as part of an official visit to Iraq.During his meeting with Allawi, Aoun called for strengthening bilateral cooperation and resolving outstanding issues between Iraq and Lebanon, and facilitating the work of Lebanese and Iraqi businessmen.
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