Armenian Prime Minister’s spouse Anna Hakobyan delivers speech at Third Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen in Kyiv
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s spouse Anna Hakobyan participated on Wednesday in the Third Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen in Kyiv at the invitation of Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska.
This year’s summit brought together first ladies and gentlemen from dozens of countries, renowned actors and journalists to address Mental Health: Resilience and Vulnerability of the Future.
Before the opening ceremony, the delegations visited an exhibition dedicated to the children who died in the war. In commemoration of the victims, Anna Hakobyan and her counterparts paid tribute by placing a symbolic stuffed toy at the commemoration site.
Anna Hakobyan delivered a speech at the summit, speaking about the tragedy of war and the ongoing blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh. She invited the attendees to the upcoming Women Political Leaders (WPL) Democracy, Peace and Security Summit in Yerevan in October.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also delivered remarks.
First ladies and gentlemen of Lithuania, Serbia, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Estonia were in attendance.
The Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen was founded by Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska and is held annually since 2021.
After the summit, Anna Hakobyan visited the Saint Sophia Cathedral of Kyiv, where Armenian inscriptions dating back to the 16th century are preserved.
The First Ladies and Gentlemen’s Summit is an international platform that brings together the world’s first ladies and gentlemen to promote dialogue and find effective solutions to global humanitarian challenges through soft power, partnerships, public diplomacy, exchange of experience and implementation of joint initiatives.