EuFoA - European Friends of Armenia this week celebrated the tenth anniversary of its establishment with a cocktail reception at its premises in Brussels. EuFoA was established in 2009 to build bridges between Europe and Armenia, and raise awareness about Armenia in Europe.
The event was attended by several friends and partners of EuFoA, representatives of the EU institutions, civil society, the media, and the diplomatic corps. Also present was H.E. Mr Tatoul Markarian, Armenia's Ambassador to Belgium and Head of the Armenian Mission to the European Union, who addressed the audience expressing appreciation for the work done by the European Friends of Armenia, and calling for further active involvement in the coming months and years, in the context and spirit of the evolving EU-Armenia relations, a report on the organisation's website stated.
The report added that in line with its mission, EuFoA will keep fostering people-to-people contacts between Armenian and European decision-makers for CEPA ratification and implementation process, which will ensure the continuation of reforms undertaken in the past several years, especially in the areas such as rule of law, consolidation of judiciary, development of public and social institutions and good governance.
"In this historically important period for Armenia, as relations with the European Union reach a new stage of development, we believe that the work of the European Friends of Armenia is more important than ever. Building bridges for political and public players of Armenia for communicating their perspectives to the European institutions, as well as for raising awareness about Armenia and bringing Armenia closer to the representatives of the European political and media spheres", said Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer William Lavender.
source; commonspace.eu with eufoa.org
photo: Some of the participants at a reception marking the 10th anniversary of European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) held in brussels on Wednesday 4, December 2019 (picture courtesy of EuFoA)
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