Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Kono Taro who is in Armenia with official visit visited today “Garni” historical-cultural museum-reserve and learnt about the history of one of the most luxurious monuments of Armenian architecture.
Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs made a tour in the museum-reserve accompanied by the Director of the “Service for the Protection of Historical-Cultural Museum-Reserves and Historical Environment” NCSO Ara Tarverdyan. He was told about the pagan temple, royal bath and other monuments. Kono Taro listened about the material told with great attention, and also photographed the most interesting parts.
Many tourists from different parts of the world visit “Garni” museum-reserve. The high rank official was informed that in the last months the number of Japanese tourists has increased as well.
“Protection Service” NCSO’s Director Ara Tarverdyan gifted the Japan FM the album on Jugha’s cultural genocide in 4 languages which includes Aram Vruyr’s photos of Jugha’s Armenian cemetery khachkars, scientific and historical materials.
NCSO’s Director informed that as a result of Azerbaijan’s cultural genocide those khachkars were destroyed.
It should also be mentioned that “Vandals of the 21st Century” documentary’s DVD about the demolition of Jugha’s khachkars is also included in the album.