November 26th, 2013

Baroness Cox receives the first ‘Charles Aznavour Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Fostering Europe-Armenian Friendship’

Yesterday, (25/11/13) Baroness Cox was awarded the first Charles Aznavour Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Fostering Europe-Armenian Friendship. The award has been created by the Brussels-based NGO European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) and the Europe-Armenia Advisory Council (EAAC). The award seeks to honour achievements in developing Europe-Armenian relations, to encourage and inspire other initiatives towards building bridges between Europe and Armenia, and to demonstrate the importance of good relations between Armenia and Europe.

Baroness Cox was presented with the award in recognition of her longstanding support for Europe-Armenian Relations, extending beyond political lines, with a strong emphasis on human rights.

“Baroness Cox is a person of outstanding courage and empathy, and an exemplary human rights defender. No other European citizen has organized and conducted as many humanitarian missions to Nagorno- Karabakh, when this was most necessary (in times of political and economic blockage, under war conditions)”

-Dr Phil Tessa Hofmann (Germany), Research associate at the Institute for Eastern European Studies at Freie Universität Berlin.

“There is no one better qualified or more appropriate to receive the first Charles Aznavour Prize than Caroline Cox. I am delighted that she has received recognition for the outstanding work that she has done over the years in building closer relations between Europe and Armenia.”

-Mr John Whittingdale OBE MP (United Kingdom), Vice-chair of the British-Armenian All-Party Parliamentary Group.

You can download the EuFoA and EAAC press release below.

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