First chair of Armenian language and culture to be established in Greece


A new chair dedicated to Armenian language and culture is set to be established at the Democritus University of Thrace in Komotini, Greece.

According to, the signing of a pertinent agreement took place with Fotios Maris, President of the Democritus University of Thrace, and Armenian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Greece, Tigran Mkrtchyan, sealing the deal.

The Armenian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports has played a pivotal role in facilitating the establishment of this chair.

The event was attended by a number of officials, including the Vice-Chairman of the Greece-Armenia Friendship Group of the Greek Parliament, Mrs. Zoe Konstantopoulou, member of the Greece-Armenia Friendship Group and the SYRIZA Party Nina Kasimati, representatives of the academic sphere, Armenian clergy, local community and structures, other guests.

Addressing the gathering, Ambassador Tigran Mkrtchyan underscored the historical significance of the occasion, highlighting that it marks the first establishment of a center for Armenian studies in Greece.

Photo: lil artsy

He said cooperation with higher educational institutions aims to turn bilateral contacts into the development and expansion of long-term promising ties in the scientific field, which will serve as a basis for strengthening Armenia-Greece relations.

Professor Photios Maris, noted, in turn, that Armenian language and culture, as well as Armenian history, are within the university’s interests, and the agreement signed today officially opens up great opportunities for Armenian studies.

He expressed confidence that the effectiveness of the works will be visible in the near future and will serve a stable basis for the academic cooperation of friendly people of Armenia and Greece peoples.

The event was followed by a feast of traditional Armenian dishes and drinks.





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