YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)– The Armenian Society of Cultural Ties marked Georgia’s Independence Day on May 26.
Georgian Ambassador Nikoloz Nikolozishvili drew several historical parallels between Armenia and Georgia. Both nations gained independence in 1918–both lost it several years later to regain it simultaneously decades later. The Caucasus is a link between Eastern and Western civilizations–which is proudly preserved by Georgians and Armenia’s today–he said. He reiterated the opinion of Georgia’s president that it is impossible to implement the Great Silk Road and other programs without Armenia.
Armenia-Georgia Friendship Society President Herbert Meliksetian stressed the fact that the cultures of the two countries are so closely inter-related.
The sponsors of Georgia’s Independence Day celebration–members of the Armenia-Georgia Society–representatives of the local Georgian community and Georgian Embassy officials–were hailed by artists Yuri Amirian and Zhenya Avetissian–both pupils of Yerevan’s Daniel Varuzhan School.