On September 8, the delegation led by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair of US, Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations Philip Reeker visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial, accompanied by Armen Yeganyan, Head of the Department of American Countries of the RA Foreign Ministry, and US Ambassador to Armenia Lynn Tracy.
The guests were welcomed by the AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan, who presented the story of the 3 khachkars placed in Tsitsernakaberd Park and dedicated to the memory of the Armenians who perished during the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population within Azerbaijan at the end of the last century.
Mr. Phillip Reeker laid a wreath at the genocide monument, and members of the accompanying delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute of silence in memory of the innocent martyrs.
Expressing his thanks for the visit, AGMI director presented the guest with two volumes of the book “The Armenian Genocide: Prelude and Aftermath. As reported in the U.S. Press – The New York Times,” which presents articles on the Armenian massacres and the Armenian Genocide published in the American press during 1890-1922.