07, 2023

President Vahagn Khachaturyan arrived in the Republic of Italy on a working visit

President of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan arrived in the Republic of Italy on a working visit on July 23.

The Armenian delegation led by President Vahagn Khachaturyan visited Saint Lazarus Island, met with the Fathers of the Mkhitarist Congregation and familiarized himself with the center's valuable cultural heritage and current activities. The President talked with the fathers of the Congregation and representatives of the Armenian community in a frank atmosphere and answered their questions. President Khachaturyan emphasized that he is ready to support and contribute to the popularization and development of the religious and cultural center.

The President highlighted that it has become a tradition for the top leadership of the Republic of Armenia to visit Venice during their visits to Italy which is the best opportunity to once again value in Venice the priceless spiritual and cultural heritage of the Armenian people, and in particular, the Mkhitarist Fathers that belongs not only to Armenians and Italians, but also has a global value. Vahagn Khachaturyan emphasized that due to this historical and cultural heritage, the Armenian-Italian friendship crystallized and the effective and multi-level cooperation between the two states experienced significant development.

President Vahagn Khachaturyan also visited the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Armenia in Venice. RA Honorary Consul Gagik Sarukhanyan, welcomed the President Vahagn Khachaturyan and noted that it is a great honor for him to host the President at the RA Honorary Consulate in Venice. During the meeting, Consul Gagik Sarukhanyan presented to the President the issues on the Consulate's agenda and future plans.

During his working visit to the Republic of Italy on July 23-26, President Vahagn Khachaturyan will have meetings with the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella and representatives of Italy's top leadership. Vahagn Khachaturyan is scheduled to participate in the event of the Ambrosett think tank and the European Corporate Council for Africa and the Middle East (ECAM Council) entitled "Global Leaders today: multilateralism for a better future."

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