YEREVAN — On October 3, the solemn concert of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jena, dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Armenia and the German Unity Day, took place at the Aram Khachaturian concert hall under the auspices of Edward Nalbandian and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Germany, respectively.
The concert was proceeded by the concert of “Little Singers of Armenia” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia and the German Unity Day, that took place in Berlin on September 22 under the auspices of Foreign Minister of Armenia and Germany.
Members of the Government of Armenia, National Assembly parliamentarians, the Mayor of Jena, Ambassadors accredited in Yerevan, representatives of cultural and social sector attended the event.
In his welcoming remarks addressing the attendees of the concert, Nalbandian, congratulated Germany on the occasion of the Day of German Unity, the National day of the Federal Republic of Germany.
“The German Day of Unity celebrates the fulfillment of the aspirations of the German people, just as our Independence Day marks the realization of centuries-long dream of the Armenian nation. The joint celebration of these sacramental days for both nations, in itself symbolizes the close and friendly relations between our nations,” he said.
He added, “I would like to use this opportunity to once again emphasize the adoption of the Resolution on the Armenian Genocide by the German Bundestag — Germany’s invaluable contribution to the universal efforts for the prevention of the crime of genocide.”