On September 10 Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport John Whittingdale.
Minister Nalbanidn hailed Mr. Whittingdale’s past activity in the House of Commons as the head of the British-Armenian All-Party Parliamentary Group, underlining that the Armenian-British parliamentary ties actively developed under his leadership.
Minister Nalbandian expressed gratitude to John Whittingdale for his participation in April 24 events in Yerevan dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
During the meeting reference was made to the perspectives of expansion of Armenian-British relations in the field of culture and discussed the implementation of joint programs with a view of presenting the Armenian cultural heritage in the UK.
Edward Nalbandian visited the British Parliament, where he met with members of the House of Lords Caroline Cox and Henry Harrison. Issues related to Armenian-British parliamentary cooperation were discussed.
The same day Minister Nalbandian met with members of the commission coordinating the Armenian Genocide centennial events in the United Kingdom.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the events organized in Armenia and the world, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
During the meeting reference was made to the preparations for the ecumenical service to be held at the Westminster Abbey in October to commemorate the Armenian Genocide centennial.