First Armenian theatre is opened in Los-Angeles

26/11/2011

On 25 November President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan partook at a solemn ceremony of opening in Los Angeles the first Armenian theater “Shant”, central information department of the office of Artsakh Republic President informs.

Expressing gratitude to philanthropist Robert Oghlaghjyan for realizing this undertaking, President Sahakyan considered the opening of the Armenian theater in one of the most populous Armenian communities in the world as extremely important, underlining that it would substantially contribute to the preservation of Armenian national identity, strengthening the Motherland-Diaspora ties and introduction of the Armenian culture to the American public.

Within this context Bako Sahakyan noted the necessity of cooperation with Artsakh in the sphere of dramatic art calling it demanded both in the Diaspora and in our republic.

Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, primate the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Hovnan Derderyan, consular general of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles Grigor Hovhannisyan, executive director of the “Hayastan” All-Armenian fund Ara Vardanyan, head of the central information department of the office of the Artsakh Republic President David Babayan, NKR permanent representative to USA and Canada Robert Avetisyan, representatives of local authorities and Armenian community partook at the event.

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