Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Armenia

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Armenia for an official visit.

At Zvartnots Airport he was welcomed by Armenia’s Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.

The Prime Minister will participate in the 17th Summit of the International Organization of La Francophonie. Within the framework of the visit Justin Trudeau will meet with Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sarkissian and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.

The Canadian PM will visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will host an official dinner in honor of his Canadian counterpart. Justin Trudeau will wrap up the visit on October 13.

According to Radio Canada International, this is  Trudeau’s second visit to Armenia but his first official visit as prime minister.

Trudeau told Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan during a brief introductory encounter at the NATO summit in Brussels in July that he visited Armenia in 1988 together with his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and has good memories of his visit.

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