Cypriot and Armenian Defence Ministries Strengthen Cooperation

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Armenian President Armen Sargsyan received Cypriot Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

During his Saturday visit, Petrides paid his respects to the 1.5 million Armenian victims of the Ottoman-Turkish perpetrated genocide that on the same day was recognised by U.S. President Joe Biden.

Cypriot Defence Minister Petrides at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on April 24, 2021.
Petrides at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex on April 24, 2021.

The Cypriot Ministry of Defence said his visit was to covey his country’s “long standing support and solidarity with Armenia.”

Meanwhile, the Armenian Presidency said Sargsyan “welcomed the steps towards the deepening of the cooperation between the Ministries of Defense of the two countries.”

Petrides meeting with Sargsyan in Yerevan on April 24, 2021.
Petrides meeting with Sargsyan in Yerevan on April 24, 2021.

During their meeting they discussed how to strength cooperation, as well as the Turkish-sponsored invasion of Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan.

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