On the 9th of August 2017, the Ambassador of Iran, His Excellency Mr Abdolhossein Vahaji, accompanied by the second Counsellor of the embassy Mr Reza Vahidi paid a special visit to His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian. The guests were received by His Grace, Mr Sarkis Der Bedrossian, chairman of the Diocesan council and chancellor Nishan Basmajian.