The European Parliament’s EU-Armenia Friendship Group will make its first trip to visit Armenia next week. Dr Eleni Theocharous MEP, Presdient of the EU-Armenia Friendship Group will lead the delegation and will be joined by one of the Vice Presidents’ of the group Frank Engel MEP, and also Ewald Stadler MEP and Kyriacos Triantaphyllides MEP, both of whom are group members. The group will also be joined by two external particpants, French members of parliament Valerie Boyer and Guy Tessier.
Through the course of the trip the delegation will meet with government officials including President Serzh Sargsyan, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian and Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan. The delegation will also meet with other members of the Armenian establishment and groups such as the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and Armenian Members of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, and will take part in discussions regarding the immediate future of EU-Armenia relations and the future of relations within the region.
During their stay, members of the delegation will pay respects at the Tsitsernakaberd on the occasion of the memorial ceremony for the victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide and will take part in other organised activites.