YEREVAN (panorama.am)–Kim Kardashian together with her husband Kanye West, their daughter and other members of the Kardashian family have just arrived in Yerevan. In Armenia the Kardashians plan to visit the Dzidzernagapert Memorial Complex dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide as well as several places of historical and cultural importance.
The Kardashians’ visit to Armenia was organized by the joint efforts of the Armenia Development Fund and “SIMA Tours USA” travel company, with the support of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia.
The Director of Armenia Development Fund (ADF) Arman Khachaturyan in his interview to Panorama.am said that the visit of the Kardashian family should be regarded as a family pilgrimage to the homeland of their ancestors, an act which should be but very highly praised.
ADF President particularly stressed the fact that after having been uprooted from their centuries-old homeland, cast out and orphaned, the survivors of the Armenian nation haven’t forgotten their martyrs and have fulfilled the commandment of being reborn and succeeding in life. Inspired and empowered by the vision of the renaissance of the Armenian world, they have recreated their individual and communal lives, built churches and schools and have preserved our culture.
In ADF President’s words, even after three and four generations the Armenian Diaspora has remained strong and firm and our world-famous compatriots with Armenian roots have through their persistent work become successful and influential people who pursue the demand for justice and for Genocide recognition, while Armenia has become a big source of pride and inspiration for them. In this regard the ADF plans to continuously invite famous people of Armenian descent to Armenia with the aim of fostering their ties with the homeland.
Before the Kardashian family started their journey, American US Weekly had reported that “They are really proud of their heritage and want to spend quality time there. Armenia is their big trip of the season… All of the girls are very interested in that,” the source said.