Thousands of Greek Left Armenia in Recent Years

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The migration of the Greek population from Armenia was of a disastrous nature over the last several years–co-chairman of the Coordination Council of Non-Government Greek Organizations of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Edward Polatov told Noyan Tapan.

According to him–there were 10,000 Greeks in Armenia nine years ago–while today there are only 6,500; 70 percent of Greeks in Armenia are of mixed marriages. Many Greeks have also migrated from Nagorno-Karabakh: 200 Greeks of mixed marriages now live in the village of Mehmana. At the same time–Polatov mentioned that the process of migration has almost stopped now.

The Coordination Council of Non-Government Greek Organizations was set up last April. It embraces the following Greek organizations: Patrida (Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh)–Faeton (Gumri)–Pontos (Stepanavan)–Elpida (Vanadzor).

The Council has the following targets: to influence the political course of the national governmen’s to ensure cooperation between Armenia and Greece

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