President Armen Sarkissian participated at the opening of the Italian exhibition in Gyumri
In the framework of his working visit to Gyumri, President Armen Sarkissian today at the Style art gallery in Gyumri participated at the opening of the “Italy: (In)visible stories” exhibition which presents the works of the contemporary Armenian and Italian artists.
Present at the opening of the exhibition were the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy to Armenia Vincenzo del Monaco, Italian businessmen, art loving circles of Gyumri. The President noted that he was glad to be present at the opening of this exhibition in the arts and culture capital of Armenia Gyumri.
“I am especially pleased because today we are having not only the Ambassador with us and our colleagues but also a presentable group of representatives of construction and architectural companies from Italy who have arrived to participate at today’s event. They have come to Gyumri to familiarize with Gyumri. Italians are the best experts of culture, arts, cultural heritage and old architecture. This is not just a familiarization visit. This is the first but not the last one. Our goal is to make these businessmen learn about Gyumri and participate in the reconstruction of its cultural and architectural treasures,” the President of Armenia said.
He thanked the Ambassador and the organizers on the occasion of the opening of this interesting exhibition. “This is a truly European exhibition in Armenia’s art capital Gyumri. I would like to express my deep gratitude to the government of Italy as well as to my colleague and a good friend President Mattarella. I hope that the President will find another occasion to visit Armenia, and we will visit Gyumri together to observe the results of our cooperation,” Armen Sarkissian concluded.