Lithuanian community in Armenia is officially established
The Lithuanian community in Armenia has officially joined the Lithuanian World Community.
The community, which is registered as a cultural public organization, has elected the chairperson Liana Manvelyan. She lived in Armenia from the very birth, but preserved strong ties with Lithuania. According to the newly elected chairperson, the official registration of the community will encourage the increase in activities and will help to represent Lithuania better. L. Manvelyan stated, "Although our community is small, but active and growing. Taking advantage of the opportunities opened up by the official registration of the community, we hope to attract even more Lithuanians living in Armenia”.
On 20th September, members of the community and friends of Lithuania gathered in the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania where Ambassador Erikas Petrikas welcomed the community. Ambassador solemnly presented the community with Lithuania's Tricolour. According to the Ambassador, "it is very nice and symbolic that celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Lithuanian Embassy in Armenia can be celebrated not only with Lithuanian friends, but also with the officially existing Lithuanian community". The first Lithuanian ambassador to the Republic of Armenia Rimantas Šidlauskas and representatives of the Armenian community in Lithuania also participated in the event.