Greece Armenia Agree to Extend Cultural Cooperation

ATHENS (Xinhua)–Greece and Armenia Tuesday decided to pursue the mutual translation of works by the two countries’ writers.

The decision came following the talks between Greek Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos and his visiting Armenian counterpart–Roland Sharoyan–in Athens–according to the semi-official Athens News Agency.

Both sides also decided to pursue a protocol of cooperation focusing on film–audio-visual productions–theatrical works–concerts and the fine arts.

Venizelos said after their talks that the historical and cultural relations between the two countries were long-standing and had now specific practical significance.

In other European news–an annual meeting of the European Union Armenia Commission is slated to take place Thursday in Yerevan.

A delegation of EU officials–including a representative from the current chair-country Austria are scheduled to arrive in Armenia. Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian is expected to lead the Armenian delegation at the meeting.

The meeting will focus on economic reforms in Armenia–specifically–the creation of favorable conditions for business and investmen’s–commercial relations–as well as economic developmen’s within the EU.

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