YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The Armenian community of Belarus together with Armenian Embassy in Minsk marked the 13th anniversary of devastating earthquake of 1988 on December 7.
Members of Armenian community–representatives of a number of Belarussian public organizations and Armenian Embassy gathered by a "khach kar" or cross-stone erected in the Alexander Nevski church’s garden.
A holy mess was held in the church in memory of the earthquake victims–where the Armenian Ambassador to Belarus Suren Harutyunian delivered a speech. He spoke about the situation in a earthquake zone during the first weeks after the earthquake as well as the aid and support provided by the former Soviet countries and almost all countries of the world.
The Ambassador also touched upon the reconstruction efforts in the earthquake zone–stating that the reconstruction efforts are under the direct control of Armenian president.