First meeting of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council

The first meeting of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council took place on 28-30 of May 2010, in Larnaca, Cyprus. The Council members and EuFoA team met for the first time.
The meeting was chaired by Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, Member of European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the EPP Group. Participants discussed the EU-Armenia partnership prospectives, especially in the context of the forthcoming Association Agreements negotiations, and situation in the region, including Turkey-Armenia relations. They have also assessed the EuFoA present and past activities. Part of the event was also attended by Mr Hadjigeorgiou and Ms Papadopoulou, Members of European Parliament from Cyprus.

The meeting was also an opportunity to highlight the historical and cultural ties and solidarity between Armenia and Cyprus. At the meeting with the Mayor of Nicosia it was mentioned that there are still two remaining parts of Berlin wall in Europe – closed Turkish-Armenian border and contact line with the occupied part of Cyprus.

 

Members of the Council also participated at the commemorative event devoted to the establishment of the first independent Republic of Armenia in 1918, organized by the Armenian community of Cyprus.

 

Participants of the event also travelled to the cross-line with the occupied territory in Nicosia. There was also a press conference for the EuFoA, organised at the cross-line. Pleas click here to watch an interview with EuFoA Secretary General at the cross-line.

 

Images from the First Meeting of the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council held in Larnaca, Cyprus

 

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