Turkey, Estonia Mark First Ascent To Mount Ararat


28.09.2009 20:03 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ On October 4-6, Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
will be in Turkey on an official visit. On October 5-6, he is scheduled
to meet with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davudoglu in Ankara and
State Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagis. Parties will conduct talks
over Estonian-Turkish bilateral ties, as well as EU-Turkey relations.

On October 4, FM del Paet and Turkey’s Minister of Culture Ertogrul
Gunay will participate in the opening of exhibition in "Ishak-Pasha"
castle in Bayazet. The exhibition is dedicated to the 180th anniversary
of first ascent to Mount Ararat by Estonian scholar, Professor of
Physics and President of Tartusk University Johann Jacob Friedrich
Wilhelm Parrot and writer Khachatur Abovyan, his apprentice.

Early in the morning on October 5, a group of Estonian and Turkish
alpinists will symbolically repeat Parrot’s route. Ascent to mountain
peak is scheduled for October 9, Estonian Foreign Ministry reports.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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