Tuesday , June 22 2021

Macron pays tribute to the victims of the Armenian genocide

The President of France Emanuel Macron today pay tribute to his victims genocide of the Armenians, attending a “moment of reflection” on the day of the anniversary, which since 2019 has been declared National Day of Remembrance of the 1915 Massacre.

The French president arrived in Canada Square and stood in front of the monument of the genocide that took place in 2003, together with the Mayor of Paris Ann Indalgo, the Ambassador of Armenia Hasmik Tolmayan and the co-chairs of the Coordinating Council of the Armenian organizations of France, Ara Toranian and Murad Papazian.

During the day the president of the US Joe Biden is expected to recognize the Armenian genocide, following the example of about others thirty countries all over the world.

In February 2019, Macron announced that April 24 would be commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance of the Genocide, which France recognized 20 years ago, on January 29, 2001. However, this is the first time the President has attended official celebrations. ,

It is estimated that 1.2-1.5 million Armenians were killed in World War I by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire, then an ally of Germany and Austria-Hungary.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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