It’s time for all those who have common ideals to join forces to defend our interests together, Archbishop Georgios said on Wednesday following a meeting with a delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Cooperation between the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and the House of Representatives.

Georgios said he was pleased to meet with the representatives of the Armenian parliament, a people “with whom we are linked by many things, especially a common enemy and history.

“I think it is time for all those who have common ideals, common values, common interests, to join forces to defend our interests together,” he added.

For his part, committee head Hayk Konjoryan said that the Armenian delegation has felt a very warm welcome and hospitality from the leadership of the Republic of Cyprus during their three days in the country.

He said that it was a great honour to meet with the religious leader of Cyprus, adding that they discussed the cooperation and the relationship between the two countries, which have solid and strong foundations.

He added that they reaffirmed once again the readiness of the two peoples to deepen and strengthen their cooperation and relationship in the political, cultural and religious fields.

Asked about the delegation’s visit earlier today to the premises of the Committee on Missing Persons at the old Nicosia Airport, Konjoryan said that they received a thorough and detailed briefing on the committee’s work.

He added that the members of the delegation found that a lot of important work has been done over the years by the committee, adding that the experience was very interesting for a country like Armenia, which also has missing persons following the 2020 attack by Azerbaijan.