The All-Party Parliamentary Group (the APPG) for Armenia held its inaugural Annual General meeting with a cross-party group of MPs and House of Lord peers. The meeting elected Tim Loughton FSA MP as Chair, the Armenian National Committee of UK informs.
The mission of the APPG is to cultivate deeper relations between Armenia and the United Kingdom in areas such as trade, tourism, education and development.
“The security of Armenia is a major concern. Promoting its security not only establishes stability in the region but also advances commercial interest of United Kingdom,” ANC UK said.
The APPG further appointed: The RT. Hon. The Baroness Cox FRCS FRCN, Andrew Rosindell MP, James Gray MP, Mark Pritchard MP, Feryal Clark MP as Vice Chairs; and James Murray MP as Officer. Annette Moskofian Chairperson of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) United Kingdom was appointed as Secretariat.
Chargé d’affaires of the Armenian Embassy, Gagik Kirakosyan was also present at the meeting as a guest.