On August 24, 2023, Dr. Sergey Avanesov,President and CEO of Fund for Regional Development of Chinese-Armenian Relations, and Dr. Ge Jian ,Chairman of the Chinese Presidency of the Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization, were invited to visit two important centers in Chengdu: the Sino-Japanese Center andSichuan International Friendship Cities . These centers showcase the exchange and cooperation between Sichuan and cities of other countries. After viewing the centers, Dr. Sergey Avanesovand Ms. ZhangXiaoqin,the director of the Sino-Japanese Center discussed cultural cooperation. Both sides agreed to work together on projects related to Vardan Mamikonian, including organizing academic conferencesand producing documentaries.
Vardan Mamikonian - Armenian military leader of the 4th and 5th centuries AD, a hero of national liberation and independence. According to some Armenian historians, the ancestor of the Mamikonian family, Mamik, came from the eastern Qin Dynasty.He was defeated in a conflict with his own brother, fled to Persia, and eventually stayed in Armenia.