PRESIDENT SARGSYAN ATTENDS JANSEM'S WORKS AT THE MATIGNON EXHIBITION HALL
Nelly Danielyan

"Radiolur"
10.03.2010 11:36
Paris

On the first day of the official visit to France, President of the
Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, visited a display of renowned
artist Jansem's works at the Matignon Gallery."

President Sargsyan congratulated the artist on his 90th birthday, and
awarded him with an Order of Honor for his significant contribution
to the reinforcement of the Armenian-French friendship.

Jansem said during the conversation with President Sargsyan that
although he lives in France, he has always been with Armenia with his
mind and heart, and that is the reason why he can help crying every
time he visits Armenia. The Armenian artist confessed that he feels
pity that his sons and grandsons do not speak Armenian.

Serzh Sargsyan assured that "maintaining the Armenian spirit is the
most important for staying an Armenian." For that purpose Armenia
has created the Ministry of Diaspora, which actively cooperates with
Armenian communities on issues of maintenance of the Armenian language
and culture.

The Armenian artist last visited the motherland ten years ago, but
even far from Armenia he follows the events here.