LATVIAN PRESIDENT RECEIVES GIFT BOOKS AT MATENADARAN
Today Latvian President Valdis Zatlers and his wife Lilita Zatlers, who
are on a three-day visit to Armenia, attended the Ancient Manuscripts
Institute of Matenadaran aft. Mesrop Mashtots. The guests were
accompanied by Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan.
At the Matenadaran President Valdis Zatlers and the Latvian first lady
saw the unique collection of ancient books and miniatures, and learned
about Armenian manuscript and publishing history. The Matenadaran’s
staff made a present of books about the Ancient Manuscripts Institute,
its history and collections.
Leaving the Matenadaran, Mr. Zatlers warmly said goodbye to its staff
and signed a book of visitors: "The culture begins from the graphic
art, with a deep sense of respect for its keepers."