European Council President arriving in Armenia July 3

European Council President arriving in Armenia July 3

PanARMENIAN.Net - The President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, will pay a regional official visit to the South Caucasus on 3-5 July. The visit will start in Armenia on July 3-4, and then continue to Georgia and Azerbaijan.

According to the press office of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia, he is going to meet Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and National Assembly speaker Hovik Abrahamyan. He will address the National Assembly.

Mr. Van Rompuy will also make an opening address to the Civil Society Forum "Armenia in Europe" and will visit the National Gallery for the "Yerevan – World Book capital" and "500 years anniversary of Armenian printed book" UNESCO exhibitions. He will make a short visit to Zvartnots cathedral.

During the meetings, Van Rompuy will discuss EU-Armenia relations, the internal political situation and regional issues, as well as other issues of mutual interest.

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The initiative is implemented by Protection of Rights Without Borders NGO with the support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan.
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