Tuvalu denies financial benefit in ties with Armenia

Tuvalu denies financial benefit in ties with Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - The permanent secretary of Foreign Affairs in Tuvalu says the government’s decision to establish diplomatic links with Armenia has nothing to do with reaping financial reward, Radio New Zealand International reported.

When Tuvalu’s permanent representative to the United Nations signed a joint statement with his Armenian counterpart on setting up diplomatic relations last month it prompted criticism from some countries, including Azerbaijan.

It’s been claimed that Armenia has established links with Tuvalu to help it gain recognition over Nagorno Karabakh, in exchange for financial support.

But Tuvalu’s permanent secretary of Foreign Affairs Tapugao Falefou says there have been no financial pledges.

“Not that I know of, there is no financial support that we have received from Armenia and there was no financial support that has been pledged by Armenia as far as I am aware.”

Tapugao Falefou says Armenia is simply one of a number of countries Tuvalu has approached as part its policy to build up diplomatic relations.

 Top stories
Many have already fled to camps in Lebanon, Turkey or Jordan; the ancient Armenian community of Aleppo is moving to Yerevan.
Liberation of Shushi in 1992 decreased but didn’t eliminate the threat to the towns of Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
During the opening Foreign Minister Nalbandian stressed the special role of Lyon and Rhone-Alpes in the development of bilateral relations.
Armenian soldier Gevorg Avagyan, 20 sustained a deadly injury in Azeri attack at a frontline between the Nagrono Karabakh and Azeri defense forces.
Partner news