Armenia is a small country located in a region of south of Caucasus.The population of my country is just three million and the territory of Armenia is 29 thousand square kilometers. You can cross Armenia by car during one day. My name is Sergey Manassarian. I am the ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in China. And today I am going to briefly introduce my country.Our location is just on the border between Europe and Asia. Our culture, our traditions, our customs，we are close to the Europe.
Armenia is an ancient country. You can see a lot of ancient monuments and element of ancient civilization on my country. The first footstep of Armenian in history, there are footsteps in the ancient monastery dated by 8th century B.C., when the Castle of Erebuni founded on the territory of Armenia and now this is an open-sky museum in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan City. We are the country who accepted Christianity as our state religion in the beginning of the 4th century and we were the first. We lost our independence, unfortunately, in the 13th century A.D., but we saved our language, we saved our traditions , we saved our customs and culture. You can see the fantastic symbols of ancient and modern culture. You can see, a lot of, a lot of ancient castles, monasteries, churches, cross stones. You can see during one day, winter and summer. You can see cold weather and hot weather, mountains and hills, rivers and lakes.
Welcome to Armenia and enjoy the hospitality of Armenians. Welcome guest in my country.