PITESTI, Romania—Advocates from around the world joined with Romanian Armenian community leaders, AGBU representatives, and local public officials for the unveiling of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Khachkar in Pitesti, Romania, the Armenian National Committee of Romania reports.
Joining in the solemn occasion were Datev Bishop Hagopian, Archbishop of the Armenian Church in Romania, and Vahram Baghdasaryan, Member of Parliament of the Republic of Armenia.
After the unveiling ceremony, participants went to Pitesti City Hall for a special exhibit, titled, “History of the Armenian Community in Pitesti.”
Later the group visited Pitesti’s Soorp Garabed Armenian Church, which dates back to 1852.
The unveiling of the Genocide memorial was timed with the opening of the International Symposium titled “World War I and its influence on the formation of the Armenian Diaspora,” held in Bucharest from September 26 to 28.