Cyprus, Greece and Armenia to hold joint activities to promote issues related to the diaspora

The second Trilateral Meeting of Cyprus, Greece and Armenia on diaspora issues took place on Thursday in Yerevan. The three countries agreed on the implementation of joint events and activities, that aim to promote issues related to the diaspora.

According to a press release issued by PIO, the meeting was attended by Presidential Commissioner PhotisPhotiou, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Terence Quick and the Armenian Diaspora Minister HranushHakobyan.

The three parties, according to the press release, noted the importance of promoting cooperation among the three countries on diaspora issues, both at the governmental and the organised diaspora groups level, to promote common values and collective interests in important decision making centres and international organisations.

Such an initiative is their decision to organise a cultural event in France in spring 2018, which will be attended by diaspora organisations of the three countries.

Taking into consideration the importance of the active participation of the overseas youth, as a top priority of their strategy, they also suggested a trilateral meeting among young people, with a view to promote the exchange of the best practices and the know-how on diaspora issues, the press release said.

Photiou and Quick also had a joint meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia GarenNazaryan, during which they welcomed the increased political cooperation and the close and mutually beneficial ties among the three countries governments. They also discussed about the cooperation among the three countries on diaspora issues.

Photiou and Quick were received by the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. Speaking during the meeting, Photiou noted the close ties between Cyprus and Armenia, noting that Cyprus is the most fervent supporter of Armenia within the EU.

Source: Cyprus News Agency