Germany Exhibits Art Returned by Armenia

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–An exhibition of German treasures returned from Armenia opened June 1 at the library of the town of Lubek–Germany. Attending the opening ceremony were the official representative of the Armenian Embassy in Germany–government officials of the province of Schleswig-Goldstein–representatives of the town authorities and intelligentsia.

In his opening speech–Senator of Cultural Affairs of the town of Lubek–Ulrich Mejenborg expressed gratitude in connection with Armenian President Robert Kocharian’s political decision on returning the cultural values to Germany.

He emphasized and highly appreciated the unprecedented show of good will on the part of the Armenian authorities and the employees of the library of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences who cherished the treasures left in their care.

Director of Lubek’s library–Dr. Fligge also addressed the Armenian people’s high moral make-up which has been forming for centuries–made a historical analysis of the memorable events of Armenian history and mentioned the tragic fact of the Armenian genocide. Fligge stressed that the Armenia’s–being the most ancient Christian nation–preserved the invaluable treasures in the best way and returned them to the legal owners.

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