YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev visited the Genocide Memorial in Yerevan Wednesday morning to commemorate the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. He also visited the nearby Genocide Museum and Institute.
"We should remember the past, live for the present and believe in the future," Stanishev wrote in the visitor’s book in the museum. "Remembering the past is the best impetus for building the future."
The Bulgarian Prime Minister arrived in Armenia on Tuesday for an official 3-day visit. He was received Wednesday by President Robert Kocharian and chairman of the Armenian National Assembly Tigran Torosian.
The Prime Minister met with faculty and students from Yerevan State University, after which he visited a school in Yerevan named after a Bulgarian poet Peyo Yavorov
Stanishev spoke to representatives of the Bulgarian community in Armenia and members of the Armenia-Bulgaria friendship society.
On Thursday, Stanishev will meet with Catholicos Karekin II, head of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church. Stanishev’s visit to Armenia is part of his Southern Caucasus republics tour. He arrived in Yerevan from Baku and will visit Georgia on November 15-16.