Armenian FM: Greek liberation struggle had a profound significance for Europe

Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan.

In a message given to all Greeks through Greek City Times for the bicentennial celebration of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire, Armenian Foreign Minister Ara Ayvazyan, said the Greek liberation struggle had a profound significance for Europe.

His message:

Two centuries ago, the heroic Greek people clearly demonstrated strong courage and determination to address the immense challenges and accomplish their dream of statehood restoration.

The culmination of the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman rule was the establishment of the sovereign nation-state, as well as the promotion of the principle of self-determination of people as a means to freely express their national aspirations.

The Greek War of Independence was a crucial point not only in the history of Greece but it also had a profound political significance for Europe.