On January 19, the delegation led by the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, Gordan Grlić Radman, who arrived in Armenia on an official visit, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Croatia Ashot Hovakimyan, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to the Republic of Armenia Aleksandar Sunko.
The guests were welcomed by AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan, who narrated the history of the creation of the Memorial. He 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.
Mr. Gordan Grlić Radman laid a wreath at the genocide monument and the accompanying guests put flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
The members of the delegation from Croatia also toured the Armenian Genocide Museum, where they got acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions accompanied by Lusine Abrahamyan, AGMI Deputy Director for Museum Affairs, after which Mr. Gordan Grlić Radman made a note in the memorial book of Honorary Guests.
Expressing thanks for the visit, AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan gifted the Croatian Foreign Minister the book “The Armenian Genocide. Prelude and aftermath. As Reported in the U.S. Press. The Boston Daily Globe (1890-1922)”.