Political consultations of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Cyprus

19 January, 2023

On January 19, political consultations of the Foreign Ministries of Armenia and Cyprus were held in Yerevan. The Armenian delegation was led by the Deputy Foreign Minister Paruyr Hovhannisyan, and the Cypriot delegation was headed by Kornelios Korneliou, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus.

During the consultations, the interlocutors discussed a wide range of issues concerning the Armenian-Cypriot bilateral agenda, as well as commended the excellent level of bilateral political dialogue. Views were exchanged on a number of issues of mutual interest with regards tor regional and international agenda, including on the cooperation within the European Union. The parties expressed their readiness to exert all efforts to fully realize the existing potential of bilateral cooperation․

The importance of trilateral cooperation between Armenia, Cyprus and Greece was particularly emphasized.

Paruyr Hovhannisyan presented in detail the consequences of Azerbaijan’s blockade of free movement of people and goods through the Lachin Corridor, stressing that Artsakh is facing the threat of a humanitarian crisis. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the illegal actions of Azerbaijani leadership, the warmongering rhetoric and maximalist approach seriously endanger the efforts towards achieving peace and stability in the South Caucasus.

On the same day the Cypriot delegation visited the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and the Armenian Genocide Memorial to pay tribute to the memory of the Holy Martyrs.

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