Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan visited the German city of Mainz, where he met with Kurt Beck, Prime Minister of the Rheinland-Pfalz Land. The sides discussed the opportunities for bilateral cooperation, particularly in the fields of agriculture, tourism and pharmaceutics.
The Prime Minister participated in the opening of the exhibition in Gutenberg Museum dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing. Thanking the Prime Minister of Rheinland-Pfalz and the Mayor of Mainz for participating in the event, Tigran Sargsyan noted it was a great honor for him to be present at the marvelous exhibition.
According to the Prime Minister, printing was more for Armenia than a tool of enlightenment and revival. The book and print press, education and culture helped the Armenian national maintain its identity under the conditions of lack of statehood.
“Printing and the creation of the Armenian alphabet at the turn of the 5th century created a solid basis for the future cultural and spiritual development of the Armenian people,” the Prime Minister said.
Tigran Sargsyan expressed gratitude to the Gutenberg Museum for the exceptional opportunity to present the Armenian culture to the German society.