YEREVAN (Armenpress) — President Armen Sarkissian sent a congratulatory message on the consecration and inauguration of the world’s largest Yazidi temple named Quba Mere Diwane in the Armenian village of Aknalich, on September 30.
“I sincerely congratulate the brotherly Yazidi people on the consecration and inauguration of the Melek Taus temple. For centuries Armenia has been home to many Yazidis. By the inauguration of this temple today the Armenian land also became the center for the spiritual life of our Yazidi sisters and brothers. We should do everything for all citizens of Armenia regardless of their religious or national identity, to have a complete opportunity to protect their language, traditions, spiritual and cultural heritage,” he said.
“I wish that this new sacred place brings peace and welfare to the families of our Yazidi compatriots and enriches their spiritual and cultural life,” he added.