Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Kotzias meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, E. Nalbandian (New York, 20 September 2017)

On the margins of the High-Level Week of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias met on Wednesday, 20 September, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian.

During the meeting, the two Ministers focused on the cooperation between the two countries, following Mr. Kotzias' visit to Yerevan this past March. Emphasis was laid on the political consultations between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs on issues of mutual interest, as well as on enhancing economic cooperation in sectors such as energy, transport and tourism. They also considered the whole range of EU-Armenian relations, the strengthening of which can be bolstered by the activation of the Greece-Bulgaria-Armenia trilateral cooperation scheme, that has been proposed by the Greek side.

Issues of regional interest were also touched upon, including the Cyprus issue, where a briefing on the latest developments was requested by the Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs. They also discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the upcoming Kurdish referendum in northern Iraq.

Finally, Mr. Kotzias invited his Armenian counterpart to visit Athens towards the end of this year, on a date to be fixed through diplomatic channels.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic