Pavlopoulos hails US recognition of Armenian genocide


Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos hailed the recognition of the 20th-century Armenian genocide by Turkey in the US House of Representatives, during a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Armen Sarkissian in Yerevan on Tuesday.

In comments to the country’s state news agency, Pavlopoulos underlined the close ties between Greece and and Armenia and hailed the fact that “international recognition of the Armenian genocide is broadening impressively.”

He also called on Turkey to do the same, saying it would be "in its own interest and it would raise its international standing if it issued a courageous expression of apology."