Wednesday, November 6 2019 16:37
Karina Manukyan

Speaker: Armenia expects the support of Greece over the dialogue on  visa liberalisation

Speaker: Armenia expects the support of Greece over the dialogue on  visa liberalisation

ArmInfo. On November 6, the  President of the RA National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan met with the  President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos, who arrived  in Armenia on an official visit, the press service of the RA NA  reports.

Welcoming the guest the RA NA President has noted that the relations  between Armenia and Greece are at high level, and besides the  relations between the states, the Armenian and Greek peoples have  great affection and brotherly feelings towards each other, which come  from old centuries. Ararat Mirzoyan reminded that the Hellenic  Parliament already in 1996 recognized the Armenian Genocide, in 2015  passed a law by which criminalized the denial of genocide, and the  Parliament of Armenia recognized the genocide of Pontic Greeks and  Assyrians. Besides the cultural, economic and political relations,  Ararat Mirzoyan greatly highlighted the cooperation between the two  countries' parliaments and noted the necessity of more intensifying  the inter-parliamentary contacts. He informed that during his visit  in Cyprus with the President of the Cypriot Parliament he had a  conversation about Armenia-Greece-Cyprus trilateral parliamentary  possible format and also talked about that theme with the President  of the Hellenic Parliament a few weeks ago during the meeting held in  Strasbourg.

The RA NA President has also noted that very few countries are left  that have not ratified yet the Comprehensive and Enhanced Agreement  between the European Union and Armenia, and one of those countries  is, unfortunately, Armenia's friend Greece, adding that Armenia  expects the support of Greece over the dialogue on visa  liberalisation, too.

Thanking for the reception, the President of Greece has assured that  in the near future his country will ratify Armenia-EU Agreement,  after which they expect that the relations between Armenia and  Greece, as well as between Armenia and the EU other member countries  will more deepen. "We should make efforts and expand our relations,"  Prokopios Pavlopoulos said, noting that the genocides of Armenians  and Greeks are the tragic pages which also unite the two countries.  

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