Armenia’s National Assembly President to visit Cyprus

Armenia’s National Assembly President to visit Cyprus

President of the Armenian National Assembly Galust Sahakyan will pay an official visit to Cyprus at the invitation of the Cypriot President of the House Yiannakis Omirou.

Sahakyan`s visit to Cyprus, on Wednesday the 1st of April, coincides with events organised by the House of Representatives and the religious group of Armenians living in Cyprus, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Sahakyan and the Armenian delegation will be received by President Nicos Anastasiades and Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II, and will hold separate meetings with the President of the House, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, the Chairman and members of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign and European Affairs and Armenian Archbishop in Cyprus Nareg Alemezian, along with representatives of organizations and associations of the Armenian community, an official press release said here on Monday.

After the last meeting, the President of the Armenian National Assembly will lay a wreath at the tomb of the Armenian Genocide.

He will also address the plenary of the House and inaugurate a photo exhibition on the Armenian Genocide, together with Omirou and the Representative of the Armenian Religious Group in the House, Vartkes Mahdessian.

The three of them will also address an official event organised by the Cyprus Posts to present a commemorative postage stamp issued by Cyprus and Armenia, on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

Sahakyan and the Armenian delegation will visit places of historical and cultural interest in Nicosia and Larnaca and will attend a dinner hosted by the President of the House in his honour.

His entourage comprises his spouse Zhanna Aghababyan, Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice President of Armenia`s National Assembly and co-chairman of the Armenia – Cyprus Friendship Group, Gagik Ghalatchian, the country`s ambassador to Cyprus, stationed in Athens, MPs Vahram Baghdasaryan, Armen Mkhitaryan, Mikayel Manukyan and Lyudmila Sargsyan and other Armenian officials.

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ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY