EU Commissioner Meets Uruguay Armenian Community Rep on Turkey EU Bid

(Yerkir)–On her first official trip to Latin America–European Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner–also met with met with a representative of the Armenian community of Uruguay to discuss Turkey’s bid to join the European Union (EU).

Representing the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the Armenian Apostolic Church of Uruguay–Avetis Patanian–along with Uruguay Parliament Speaker Nora Castro–discussed a current petition requesting the EU reject Turkey’s bid to join the Union–unless that country recognizes the Armenian genocide.

The diplomat’s itinerary included official visits in Brazil–Uruguay–and Peru.


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