FM Mnatsakanyan Meets Armenian Community Representatives in Cyprus
Foreign minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on June 3 met with Archbishop Khoren Doghramadjian, General Patriarchal Vicar of the Cypriot Diocese, Cypriot-Armenian MP Vardges Mahtesian, as well as heads of Cypriot-Armenian structures and community representatives in the Armenian Diocese of Cyprus, Armenpress reports.
At the meeting Archbishop Khoren Doghramadjian highlighted the importance of such meetings which, according to him, are a good opportunity to discuss the developments relating to Armenia and the Diaspora’s issues of concern.
In his remarks minister Mnatsakanyan highly valued the role of educational and spiritual structures of the Armenian community in terms of preserving the national identity and strengthening the Armenian-Cypriot centuries-old friendship. He expressed hope that the complete use of the community’s potential will enable to further expand and enrich the political agenda between Armenia and Cyprus.
“There is much more meaning in the basis of the relations with Cyprus: this is a friendship of peoples who represent civilizations, who have a very good memory, a deeper feeling of history, and this friendship has been built on these civilizational bases”, the Armenian FM said.
He specifically highlighted the role of the Armenian community in these relations. “In our case Diaspora is not a group of people who gather once a year to drink a coffee, but a body containing institutional bases. How many people are in the Armenian community is not the matter, the matter is that you are represented with deep institutional structural bases aimed at preserving what is very important for us – our national identity”, he added.
Introducing the purpose of his visit and the agenda of the June 4 trilateral meeting, as well as the cooperation prospects in this format, the Armenian FM stated: “My visit aims at creating a new Armenia-Cyprus-Greece trilateral cooperation which is quite promising and has a huge potential”.
“We have very promising agenda in the fields of innovations, high technologies, creative education where we propose to expand the cooperation frameworks. And I hope that from now on we can enlarge the sectoral partnership”.
The foreign minister also touched upon the recent domestic political changes in Armenia and the government’s ongoing reforms, as well as Armenia’s foreign policy priorities.
“Major developments have taken place in Armenia since the Velvet revolution of April-May 2018. We touched upon our domestic problems, showed the ability and power of the state and state-public institutions. The people’s fight, which led to the peaceful, velvet revolution, didn’t destroy the foundations of the state, but only contributed to its strengthening. For 27 years we have built a country which I will call a country of a European model. Since 1991 we have chosen this direction of building a state which is based on democracy, human rights and freedom”, FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said.
At the end of the meeting the minister answered numerous questions of the community representatives.
Afterwards he toured the St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church.
Armenian FM Zohrab Mnatsakanyan arrived in Cyprus to take part in Armenia-Cyprus-Greece trilateral ministerial consultation.
Cyprus to Launch Hague Court Case Over Turkey’s Gas Drilling
Japanese Scientist Takeo Kanade Awarded RA State Prize for Global IT Contribution
Roadways are Closed and Difficult to Pass
Resolution on Recognizing Armenian Genocide Blocked in US Senate
OSCE Minsk Group calls on the sides to engage in good faith substantive negotiations without artificial delays or conditions
Johnson Says Britain Can Soon Stop Talking about Brexit if He Wins Vote
President Armen Sarkissian Sent a Congratulatory Message to the King of Thailand
Azerbaijan to Hold Parliamentary Elections on February 9
YouTube Reveals Its Most Popular Music Videos for 2019
Dutch Parliament Adopts Amendment to Open Embassy in Yerevan
President Sarkissian Met with a Group of Participants of the Silicon Mountain Conference
Mass Strike Paralyses France as Thousands of Protesters Take to Streets
The Newly Appointed Ambassador of the South African Republic Presented His Credentials to President Sarkissian
We are Aimed at Solving Very Tangible and Concrete Problems: Nikol Pashinyan
Security of Artsakh People will not be Compromised, Armenian FM Says at OSCE Ministerial Meeting
Risk of Escalation Remains in Karabakh: OSCE Chairperson
The World's Most Expensive Christmas Tree
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan Participated in the Meeting of the Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers
5 Day Weather Forecast in Armenia
Committee to Investigate Possible Corruption Risks at Yerevan Municipality Formed in Armenia Parliament
"You and Erdogan Brought ISIS": Cher Comments on Murder of Armenian Priest in Syria
Komitas Statue to Be Unveiled in Front of Istanbul’s Armenian Patriarchate
Two Armenian Priests Shot Dead by Terrorists in Syria
Pope Francis Refers to Murder of Armenian Priest in Syria
Artsakh Republic President Participated in the Opening Ceremony of the Library-Reading Hall of the "Matenadaran-Gandzasar" Scientific-Cultural Center
Artsakh Republic President Held a Working Consultation with the Representatives of the Askeran Regional Administration and Community Heads
Impression is As if Authorities Want Quicker Settlement of Artsakh Issue to Live Freely: Vazgen Manukyan
Statement by MFA of Armenia Regarding the Statements by the President of Turkey on Armenian Genocide Made in the United States
Azerbaijan Violated the Ceasefire Regime on the Artsakh-Azerbaijan Border around 140 Times in One Week
Colonel Arayik Grigoryan Appointed Frst Deputy Director of the Artsakh Republic National Security Service
Wind: 4 km/h