ArmInfo. In the framework of the Days of Europe a concert of classical music has been held in Yerevan at the Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Spendiaryan. Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed.
A welcoming speech was made by the head of the EU Delegation in Armenia Piotr Switalski. He read the quatrain of the Armenian poet Baghdasar Dpir "The Dance of Joy" in Armenian and English.
According to the European diplomat, despite the fact that the quatrian was written a long time ago, it fully reflects the ties that have developed between Armenia and the European Union. According to Switalski, the Days of Europe and the events held within them contribute to the strengthening of relations between the EU and Armenia, in addition, they are a clear indication of common aspirations. "For us, today more than ever it has become important to protect our common European values. The European Union is our best offspring in the entire history of Europe. And today, the task for us is to preserve our common European values, it comes from the interests of all, including Armenia. Powerful Europe will help Armenia to become stronger ", said the diplomat, in conclusion of his speech calling to enjoy the beautiful 74 minutes that the RA State Symphony Orchestra will give, performing the 9th Beethoven symphony.
To note, the Days of Europe started in Yerevan on May 8 with the exhibition in the Union of Artists. Days of Europe are held under the motto "The Path to Europe" and walked through 5 cities of the republic, the culmination will be in Yerevan.
The first regional open air concert was held on May 11 in the city of Kapan, in Yeghegnadzor the events took place on May 12, in Ijevan - on May 17, Dilijan - on May 18, in Gyumri - 19, meanwhile, the culmination festivities under the open sky in the Armenian capital will be held on May 26.