The delegation led by the Chief Commissioner of the Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Renatas Požėla, who arrived in Armenia on a working visit, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial on February 23 accompanied by the RA Police Chief Vahe Ghazaryan and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Armenia Inga Stanite-Tolochkiene.
AGMI Director Harutyun Marutyan welcomed the guests and told them the history of the creation of the Memorial. He also related the story of the 3 khachkars placed in Tsitsernakaberd Park dedicated to the memory of the Armenians who perished during the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population within Azerbaijan at the end of the last century.
Officials of the two countries laid wreaths at the memorial to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, then the guests put flowers at the Eternal Flame and honored the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute’s silence.
They also toured the Armenian Genocide Museum, seeing the permanent and temporary exhibitions and, at the end of the visit, Mr. Renatas Požėla left a note in the Memory Book of Honorable Guests.
Expressing his thanks to the guests, Mr. Marutyan presented them with copies of the latest AGMI publications.