Diaspora issues dominate talks held by Dep. Minister Terens Quick in Yerevan

Issues concerning the Greek and Armenian diaspora were the main focus of talks held by Greece’s Deputy foreign Minister Terens Quick in Yerevan on Tuesday, where he met Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Hranush H. Hakobyan.

They agreed that there should a trilateral meeting in the autumn that will also include Cyprus, which signed a cooperation agreement on diaspora issues with Armenia 10 days ago.

In talks with Nalbandian, Quick also discussed bilateral and international issues, the good diplomatic and political ties between Greece and Albania and the need to organise a Greek business mission to Armenian in order to promote bilateral economic cooperation, which is currently at very low levels.
Quick also had talks with his Armenian counterpart for European issues Garen Nazarian and concluding his visit by meeting Armenian Parliament Vice President Edward Sharmanazov, who asked for closer cooperation between the Greek and Armenian parliaments.

The deputy minister presented him with a letter from Greek Parliament President Nikos Voutsis with an official invitation to the Armenian Parliament President to visit Greece.

Quick will conclude his official visit to Yerevan by meeting with members of the Greek expatriate community at the Greek embassy and a visit to the Armenian Genocide museum and memorial, where he will lay a wreath on behalf of the Greek state.