Exhibition of Armenia’s historical maps held in Šiauliai, Lithuania
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 20, ARMENPRESS. The opening ceremony of an exhibition titled ‘Armenia in Ancient Maps’ was held in the Public Library of Lithuanian city of Šiauliai on February 19, the Armenian foreign ministry told Armenpress.
The event has been organized by the Armenian Embassy in Lithuania and the Public Library of Šiauliai by the support of the city’s Armenian community.
It was attended by MPs, members of the Lithuania-Armenia parliamentary friendship group Arunas Gumuliauskas and Stasys Tumenas, the representatives of the city authorities, cultural figures, as well as Armenian community representatives.
The exhibition enabled to get acquainted with the history of the Armenian people based on facts.
Armenian Ambassador to Lithuania Tigran Mkrtchyan in his welcoming remarks stated that the organization of the exhibition doesn’t pursue any political goal, it presents Armenia at different historical periods with facts that are formed on scientific and cultural basis.
The Ambassador thanked the Library directorate and head of the Armenian community of Šiauliai Rafik Kazarian for the assistance provided for holding the event.
The exhibition is open until March 4, 2019.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan