The President of the Republic of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, who arrived in Armenia on an official visit, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial with his wife Diana Nausediene, and accompanied by Yerevan Mayor Hrachya Sargsyan and RA Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan on May 20.
AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan welcomed the guests and told them the history of the creation of the Memorial. He also related 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.
Gitanas Nausėda laid a wreath at the Genocide Monument, after which members of the accompanying delegation put flowers at the Eternal Fire and honored the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute of silence.
The guests also visited the Armenian Genocide Museum accompanied by AGMI Deputy Director for Museum Affairs Lusine Abrahamyan, and toured the temporary and permanent exhibitions there, after which Gitanas Nausėda left a note in the Memory Book of Honorable Guests.
Expressing gratitude for the visit, Harutyun Marutyan gifted to the guest books on the Armenian Genocide. In his turn, President Gitanas Nausėda donated books on the Holocaust to the Armenian Genocide Museum.
At the end of the visit Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda planted a silver fir in the Memory Park of the Memorial Complex.