President Serzh Sargsyan, who has paid a working visit to the United States of America, today visited the Library of Congress which has recently been significantly enriched with new video and audio records and digital materials.
The president toured the library, familiarized himself with some of the exhibits which included numerous Armenian language materials and those about Armenia – historical records, old maps with Armenia and testimonies of the Armenian Genocide by American diplomat Henry Morgenthau and others.
Later on, Serzh Sargsyan had a brief meeting with James Billington, Librarian of Congress.
The president also attended the cancellation ceremony of new stamps marking the Armenian Genocide Centennial. HayPost CJSC, the official national postal operator of the Republic of Armenia, cancelled one stamp titled “The Armenian Genocide Centennial: Henry Morgenthau” and one stamp with a souvenir sheet titled “The Armenian Genocide Centennial: American Committee for Relief in the Near East.”
The souvenir sheet displays the donation poster of the American Committee for Relief in the Near East, “They Shall Not Perish,” with the background of Armenian orphans thanking the U.S.