By Alin K. Gregorian – Mirror-Spectator Staff
WATERTOWN — President Serge Sargisian and his entourage arrived in Boston on Monday, March 28, for the Armenian leader’s inaugural visit to Massachusetts.
As part of his first day’s activities, the president, accompanied by Diaspora Minister Hranoush Hakobyan, as well as his chief of staff, Vigen Sargisian, and a large entourage including the Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Armenia’s Ambassador to the US Grigor Hovhannisian and Minister of Education Levon Mkrtchyan, visited the offices of the Tekeyan Cultural Association and the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, sponsored by the parent organization, the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party.
About 50 people awaited the arrival of the Armenian president. Young children, Raffi Arkun and Patil Mardiros, dressed in Armenian costumes, greeted President Sargisian as he was entering the building, with the traditional bread and salt.
Another half a dozen youth surrounded the president and his entourage on their way into the building.
The president arrived to applause from those assembled, including several members of the Knights of Vartan, members of the ADL from the United States and Canada, and their families, as well as several other activists.