Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Arrives in U.S.

On March 28, President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Watertown,
Massachusetts, where many residents of the Armenian diaspora have lived for the
past two centuries, establishing a strong Armenian American community.

President
Sargsyan’s first visit was at the Armenian Library-Museum of America, founded
in 1971. The museum has a collection of Armenian cultural heritage, including
coins, articles made of ceramics, pottery, carpets, religious articles, stamps,
textile, metal work, maps, printed works, and a rich collection of medieval
miniatures. The President toured the library-museum, enjoying the exhibits and
speaking with the staff about this cultural establishment’s activities.
President Sargsyan ended his tour by presenting a picture of Jansem to add to
the museum’s collection.

Afterwards,
Serzh Sargsyan visited Paykar Center of Ramkavar Liberal Party and Hairenik
Center of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, where they discussed the
activities of these two Armenian parties and conditions in which they work.
Hairenik Center of Boston is the oldest Armenian center on the east coast,
which is the headquarters of the Armenian Relief Society, Hairenik Armenian
Radio, Armenian Weekly, and Hayrenik Weekly.

During
his first day in the U.S., President Sargsyan also visited the Armenian
Churches of Saint Stepanos, located on Artsakh Street, and Holy Trinity. His
last meeting yesterday concluded at the Holy Trinity Church concluded, where
he wrote in the Book of Honorary Guests, stressing the special role of the
Armenian Church in the preservation of the Armenian identity and highlighting
the importance of its historic mission.

More photos from Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s visit to
the United States are available here.

About Armenian Assembly of America

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

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