The Armenian Embassy in Jakarta, in collaboration with the Antara News Agency, has presented the photo book titled "Armenia: Land of Legend" on Tuesday, Jan. 15, to introduce Armenia to the Indonesian people, Antara News Agency reports.
"Geographically, Armenia`s population is indeed small when compared to Indonesia. It also has almost no historical connections. But the real challenge is to explain the wealth of natural beauty and Armenian culture to the Indonesian community extensively," Director of Antara News Agency Meidyatama Suryodiningrat said.
Suryodiningrat said he hopes the photo book could be a source of enlightenment describing the wonders of Armenia, which would trigger the interest of the Indonesian people to better understand the potential of the two countries.
The Ambassador of Armenia to Indonesia, Dziunik Aghajanian hopes the publication could become an entry for Indonesian people who do not know Armenia comprehensively.
"Despite the historic presence of Armenian community in Indonesia throughout centuries, nowadays, for many Indonesians, Armenia is an unknown terrain. I hope this book will be an introduction for those whose inquisitive mind will draw them to this hidden jewel called Armenia, one of the ancient countries, and its people rich in history, culture, and traditions," the ambassador stated.
The book, the ambassador noted, would attract them to visit this small nation with a warm heart and open mind, known for its hospitality, very tasty gastronomic culture, and exceptional creative mind that is depicted in the innumerous monuments dotting the scenic beauty of the land.
"Instead, this 105-page photo book is drafted journalistically and completed with articles describing the visual pictures of a variety of Armenian objects, including the country`s historical remains and interesting tourist sites and attractions," Antara`s senior photojournalist Hermanus Priatna, who co-authored the book with Atman Ahdiat.