On Thursday, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars met with Prime Minster Hovik Abrahamyan and other government officials. According to Armenian site News.am, the prime minster told Kim and Khloé he was grateful they hadn't forgotten their roots, adding that their visit to their visit to their historical homeland helped bring international recognition to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and remembering the lives lost.
According to the report, Kim and Khloé thanked the prime minster for the reception and said they were impressed by the friendly attitude of the country and its people.
After getting fully glammed up (Khloé rocked hoop earrings and Kim tried out turquoise eyeliner), it was time to get serious again in reconnecting with their roots! Khloé Instagrammed a stunning photo in front of the Mother Armenia statue in Yerevan, even taking a moment to explain the significance of it to fans.
"The Mother Armenia statue symbolizes peace through strength," she explained. "It can remind viewers of some of the prominent female figures in Armenian history. Who took up arms to help their husbands in their clashes with Turkish troops and Kurdish irregulars. I am woman hear me roar! Blessed to be here!!!"
Kim and Khloé aren't the only ones experiencing the Armenian culture firsthand, though—it's a family affair! On Wednesday Kim Instagrammed a photo of Kanye West holding the couple's daughter North West. "My husband and daughter came to Armenia as well to see my heritage and learn about my ancestors," she wrote. "My cousins came along too! So excited I can't sleep."
The Kardashians' love for Armenia was first instilled in them by their father, the late Robert Kardashian. "My dad taught me a lot about Armenian culture, and I have a strong connection with my roots," Kim wrote in a 2011 Celebuzz blog post. "My family and I are incredibly proud of our heritage."