Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan will visit Boston next week in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.
On Tuesday, March 29, a wreath-laying program will be held at Boston’s Armenian Heritage Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday, March 30, President Sargsyan will be officially welcomed at the Massachusetts State House, beginning at 12:45 p.m. Both events are open to the public. Click here to view a flyer for information.
Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian will travel to Boston to meet with President Sargsyan and to take part in the week’s events.
President Sargsyan is scheduled to arrive in Boston in the afternoon of Monday, March 28. On March 29, in addition to the wreath-laying ceremony, a prayer service will be held at the Old North Church. Later that day, President Sargsyan will visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he will meet with its president and scholars.
On March 30, President Sargsyan will visit the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he will meet with Armenian students taking part in the “Tavitian Program.” Following the welcoming ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, President Sargsyan will meet with Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker. Later that day, he will give a lecture at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
In the evening, President Sargsyan will visit Holy Trinity Church of Cambridge, MA, where he will be greeted by the Rev. Fr. Vasken Kouzouian, parish pastor.
The visit to Boston will conclude on March 31 with a visit to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, where President Sargsyan will meet with Victoria Kennedy, widow of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
President Sargsyan is visiting the United States to participate in the Fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., scheduled for March 31 to April 1.