On April 4, the delegation headed by Marian Carey, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by Sargis Khandanyan, the Chairman of the RA NA Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, and Miroslav Hatsek, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to the Republic of Armenia.
The delegation was greeted by Lusine Abrahamyan, the AGMI Deputy Director for Museum Affairs, who narrated the history of the creation of the Memorial. She also presented the guests with the history of the three khachkars placed in the Tsitsernakaberd area in memory of the Armenians who died in the massacres in the cities of Sumgait, Kirovabad (Gandzak) and Baku in the last century organised by the Azerbaijani government, and the stories of the five freedom fighters buried in front of Hushapat during the Artsakh war, emphasizing the connection between what happened and the Armenian Genocide.
Mr. Marian Carey laid a wreath at the genocide monument and members of the accompanying delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
The guests also toured the Armenian Genocide Museum accompanied by AGMI Senior guide Astghik Yedigaryan and got acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions there, after which Mr. Marian Carey made notes in the Memory Book for Honourable Guests.