An important and symbolic move was made in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, when the Armenian Minister of National Defense of Armenia, Davit Tonoyan received a delegation from the Greek Embassy at his office.
This is happening at a time when Armenia is defending itself from Turkish-backed Azerbaijani aggression.
“The Armenian Minister of Defence Davit Tonoyan received the Chargé d’Affaires of the Hellenic Republic Dimitros Felopoulos and Military Attaché of the Embassy, Colonel Dimosthenis Simaiakis. Issues related to regional security were also discussed during the meeting,” the Armenian Ministry of Defence posted on Twitter.
The relations of the two countries were discussed, while according to what was said, the military cooperation between Greece and Armenia will be developed further.
At the same time, the Minister of Defence of Armenia thanked the Military Attaché Demosthenes Simagiakis for his contribution to the development of Greek-Armenian defence cooperation during his term and awarded him the Medal of Military Cooperation.
“On the occasion of the Military Attaché of the Hellenic Republic Embassy, Colonel Dimosthenis Simaiakis mission’s completion in Flag of Armenia ,Minister of Defense Davit Tonoyan thanked for his significant contribution to the development of Armenian-Greek defence cooperation & awarded w/ Medal “For Military Cooperation”,” the Armenian Ministry of Defence added on Twitter.
The Armenian Minister also explained the situation of the conflict with the Turkish Azerbaijanis, to the Greek delegation.
Although Azerbaijan began hostilities with Armenia, it was their forces who have suffered greater casualties, including loss of life, and destroyed drones and tanks.
In a televised live interview with state-owned TRT Haber, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said for Armenia to “pull its head together” and stated that Turkey stands with Azerbaijan “with all it has.”
Çavuşoğlu shamelessly blamed Armenia for the renewed hostilities and said that their actions against Azerbaijan was “unacceptable and that “the Azerbaijani army has done what was necessary and repelled these attacks.”